Dean Cates is the Director of Digital Strategy and Marketing for The Africa Channel. In this role, he is responsible for managing marketing and brand across all TAC platforms. He brings over 15 years of diverse production experience in digital media, entertainment and in the non-profit and for profit environments. Recent work includes overseeing marketing and communications for PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) a $40 million-dollar homeless services agency operating throughout California. Dean moved to Los Angeles after earning a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota, not the Virgin Islands). He currently resides in Valley Village with his wife and their dog Bill F. Murray. Dean has a deep passion for volunteering and all things film and television.