An AHN “lifer,” Bill Dean B’75 attended Boys Academy from 1st grade until graduating 8th grade in 1975. While at Boys Academy, he participated on all sports teams, including track, basketball (a captain), softball, swimming and football. Dean was a member of the Letterman’s Club, the honor roll and was president of Student Council in his 8th-grade year.
Dean attended Jesuit High School, where he was a four-year letterman in track and a member of the 1978 Florida State Championship mile relay team. He was a letterman in basketball, which he played for three years, and in cross country, becoming Jesuit’s first district champion his senior year. Dean is also a member of Jesuit’s athletic hall of fame. He continued to lead while at Jesuit, as a member of the National Honor Society and as student body president.
After Jesuit, Dean continued his Catholic education, graduating with a degree in business administration from Georgetown University, where he was a four-year varsity letterman in track and cross country. He began his professional career as a licensed CPA with Price Waterhouse and then found his career in real estate. Dean has served as VP of real estate syndication at Pioneer Western Properties and Regional VP of Radnor Corporation. In 1999, he and a partner purchased IRP Realty. They recently joined forces with Willoughby Realty and Water Pointe Realty Group of Stuart, Fla., where Dean serves as the managing broker of Water Point and is a broker/owner of the company. He has served on many committees and is past president of the Martin County Realtors of the Treasure Coast Association, and was honored as the Realtor of the Year in 2017. Dean contributes considerable time to his favorite charities, including St. Mark’s Church and School and the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association, serving as a sports director and volunteer coach.
Dean’s nominator writes, “I taught Billy at Boys Academy and he was the kind of young man who made others around him better. He was a natural leader and a wonderful human being.”