Vice President, Underwriting and Corporate Sponsorships
Robert Dea brings nearly 20 years of experience in advertising sales and sales management in public television, print, digital and direct-response revenue development to his role, and is responsible for developing corporate underwriting and sponsorships. Since joining PBS SoCal in 2014, Dea has grown the organization’s corporate underwriting support significantly, developing deep partnerships with organizations across Southern California including City National Bank, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Music Center, LA Opera, and UC Irvine. Mr. Dea started his career as an advertising copywriter, then into sales, holding positions at Advo Inc., the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Weekly, East Bay Express and, most recently, L.A. Weekly.
Mr. Dea is a native of Southern California and sits on the Board of Directors for Healthy Smiles for Kids of OC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton.