Dean L. Balsamini is the director of the Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island, which assists small businesses to start or expand successfully in Staten Island and Brooklyn.
Balsamini is a business professional with over 35 years of management experience in domestic and worldwide markets. As a former executive with AT&T, he was also the President of SCORE on Staten Island for four years before joining the SBDC in August of 2005.
He has been extensively involved in civic activities and is the past president of the South Shore Rotary, a past board member of the S.I. Children’s Campaign, and an adjunct professor of marketing at CSI.
He has also been a member of the Grievance Committee of the New York State Supreme Courts 2nd and 11th judicial districts, was the delegate of the White House Conference on Aging in December, 2005, and is a board member of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce representing CSI.
In June 2011, Balsamini was awarded the Paul Harris Award, the highest honor presented by Rotary International for demonstrating (service above self) in life as well as work. Balsamini holds a MBA in Marketing from Pace University’s Graduate School of Business, a BBA from the City University of New York, and an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Brooklyn College. He is also a Brooklyn Native, and a graduate of St. Michael’s High School (now Xavier High School).
Balsamini and his wife Joann have two sons, Dean and David. Dean believes strongly in a bright future for Staten Island and that Brooklyn the small business community will be an integral part of the Island’s growth over the next several years.