Regarded as one of the leading marketing experts in Hollywood, Dean McFlicker is a top-level TV executive and international keynote speaker.

At NBC, Dean is Senior Vice President and Creative Director of Live Events and Promotional Programming for the Original Production, Entertainment Marketing group. He is an award­‐winning producer and director of countless campaigns for some of the most successful shows on television, including The Voice, This Is Us, World of Dance, America’s Got Talent, Chicago Fire, ER, Law & Order, SVU, Smash, Heroes, The Apprentice, The West Wing, The Biggest Loser, Friday Night Lights, Days of Our Lives, Las Vegas, Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, American Dreams, Nashville Star, and all of NBC’s live musicals from the original ratings phenomenon The Sound of Music Live to the Emmy award-winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.

Dean has also produced for CNN, HBO, Entertainment Tonight, E! News Daily, and Good Morning America and was the writer, director and producer of Hairspray Live‘s half hour syndicated “making of” special. He was the writer and executive producer of the television special Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere, which was an innovative combination of an advertiser sponsored premiere party, a publicity/press red-carpet event and a highly rated hour of original primetime programming.

On Broadway, Dean choreographed Sha*Bang (Lincoln Center), Gypsy of the Year (Virginia Theater), Upfront (Radio City Music Hall) in addition to original dance productions at Studio 54, the Palladium and the Los Angeles Wilshire Theatre, Universal Amphitheater, Royce Hall and The Geffen. He is also proud to be one of the creators of the cult hit Octomom: The Musical.

In Hollywood, he has done countless TV shows, music videos and international concerts with Tina Turner, Prince, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Kool and The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Debbie Reynolds, and Carol Channing to name a few.

He has been one of Twyla Tharp’s dancers, an instructor at Broadway Dance Center and also a private dance teacher to the stars (with Rita Wilson, Kelly Preston, and Maria Shriver among his clients). Contributing to his success is a diverse education from UCLA (BA degree, English Literature) and NYU’s Tisch Graduate School of Film (MFA degree, Film Production). Now a high-level entertainment executive, Dean is at the forefront of some of the industry’s biggest projects with many of the world’s biggest stars. Dean uses his one-of-a-kind perspective to create educational and entertaining keynote speeches around the world.

And, perhaps if you’re quick, you can spot a young Dean as one of the original Newsies.


Dean he has received over 35 broadcast industry awards including Promax World Gold, NY Festivals, Cine Gold Awards and the Clio. He is a three time NBC Universal Ovation Award winner for Outstanding Creativity and a five time winner for Excellence in Leadership. He has also been the recipient of the Tisch Scholarship, the Pathfinder Award, the Time Warner Grant and the National Tremain Dance Scholarship.


"We just heard one of the world's greatest storytellers."

Encore Events

"A delight to have as a speaker. Dean’s presentation was rich in its messages and dynamic illustration, both of which were delivered with an acute awareness of audience and occasion."

Cathrine Froese Kalssen, WCGTC Biennial Conference Chairperson

"An absolutely phenomenal guest speaker and teacher."

Tori Averett, Chairperson, Theater Arts Department, Troy University

"One of the best, sorry THE best keynote at any conference I have ever attended. Brilliant."

Andrew Thomas, TicketTattle

"The consummate professional...Dean brilliantly changed his presentation on the fly to fit the dynamics."

Will Robedee, Executive Director, College Broadcasters International

"Awesome…insightful…it was a delight having Dean on campus and the students learned so much!"

Karen Berman, Ph.D, Theatre Chair, Georgia College & State University

"Anyone fortunate enough to work with him would understand why he’s so well respected."

Heaven Hnatiuk, William Morris/Endeavor

"I only wish I possessed half as much talent as Dean. He is a rare find."

Jeff Hollis, Producer, CBS Television

"Over the years, again and again, Dean displayed superior talents that keep him at the top of his field."

David Spell, Creative Director, The CW

"Dean has the creativity and dedication to create and produce campaigns that exceed all expectations."

Jim Barrett, Executive Producer, Edge Creative

"It’s hard to find someone who can be imaginative and also highly organized but Dean is outstanding in both areas. Some can manage, some are highly creative – Dean is the best of both worlds."

Wendy Miller, Vice President, Development and Current Programming, Playboy Television

"He is creative and energetic and always manages to get the job done with a smile."

Nancy Fletcher, President, Access Purchasing Network

"His ideas have proven to be remarkably intuitive and show his ability to recognize what is missing in any situation. A remarkable speaker."

David Zobell, Education Director, Signature Theater

"We have a lot of speakers on campus but few, if any, have invigorated and inspired our students as much as Dean McFlicker."

Troy Perkins, Professor, University of Wisconsin

"And on top of everything he’s accomplished, he’s very tidy. I like that."

Dean’s mom