Dean brings a dynamic background and unique perspective to the insurance business. As a former Anne Arundel County Police officer (who has served in the positions of patrol officer, narcotics, child abuse and homicide detective), Dean’s investigative skills give him an uncanny ability to identify and understand the potential risks facing a business.
Dean joined the insurance industry in 1995 as a producer with the Chesapeake Insurance Group. Over the years Dean became the leading producer for CIG. When CIG was sold to Sandy Spring Bank in 2001, Dean was named Vice President and later President of the Sandy Spring Insurance Corporation and its subsidiaries, which included Chesapeake Insurance Group, Wolfe & Reichelt and Neff & Associates. In this capacity, Dean was responsible for the day-to-day operations of a firm with premiums in excess of $50,000,000 and a staff of 40 insurance professionals.
Dean launched D’Camera Group in 2007 with a vision of creating a unique approach to insurance, risk management and business partnership that makes D’Camera Group a key partner for any business leadership team.
Dean has obtained the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Designation as well as the Professional Work Comp Advisor (PWCA) Designation, and he is a coach and facilitator with the Work Comp Advisory Group.
Outside of work, Dean is an avid Maryland Terrapin fan, having served as President of the Maryland Gridiron Network from 1999-2006. Dean was also very involved in the Touchdown Club of Annapolis, having served on the Board of Governors for 10 years and as President during the 49th and 50th Anniversary Years. Dean and his family created the Louis A. D’Camera Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2005 and have supported higher education for members of the volunteer fire service in Maryland. The fund is a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. In addition to the Foundation, D’Camera Group supports many local charities within our community.
Dean lives in the Bay Ridge Community of Annapolis with his wife Christy and their daughter Sophia.