Dean Aguillen joined Ogilvy Government Relations after serving as a senior advisor and Director of Member Services in the Office of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In this role Mr. Aguillen was one of the Speaker’s primary advisors on matters pertaining to members of Congress and played a key role in the formulation of the Speaker’s agenda. Mr. Aguillen joined Congresswoman Pelosi’s staff in 2002 after her election to House Democratic leadership as Democratic Whip. During this time he served as a liaison to Democratic members and their staffs and advised them on legislative strategy, parliamentary procedures and floor scheduling.
Besides his work in Congress, numerous campaigns and various political and governmental organizations, Mr. Aguillen had the privilege of working for the Clinton Administration. On July 5, 1999, President Clinton appointed Aguillen to the position of Special Assistant in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor and later promoted to Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Chief of Staff for Congressional Affairs. In these various capacities at the Department, Aguillen reviewed and analyzed significant congressional and executive administration proposals and issues pertaining to or affecting the nation’s workforce. In addition, he served as a liaison between the Department and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and intergovernmental organizations including the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Conference of State Legislators.
A native Texan, Mr. Aguillen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, with double majors in political science and communications, radio-television. He later went on to complete his Master of Arts degree in public communication at the American University in Washington, DC.more » « less