Dean Yoost
Retired Partner

Winona State University
   B.S., accounting
Minnesota State University, Mankato
University of Minnesota  

Business History
Dean retired as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers after 33 years where he held multiple client service and leadership positions. He lived and worked in Tokyo and Beijing for 16 years serving the needs of clients as well as establishing and building PWC's businesses in Asia. He was elected as a director to the 18-partner Global Oversight Board of PwC International Limited, the top governing body of the global network of firms. At his retirement, he was PWC's managing partner in Orange County and the western regional leader of its advisory services practice.

Dean is the author of four books focusing on the board's oversight of risk management, information technology, and data. He has published over 100 essays and editorials in leading business journals and newspapers.

Dean is a board member of MUFG Union Bank and Pacific Life Insurance Company, and serves as one of three advisory committee members of American Honda Finance Corporation. He previously served as a director of two companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

He is a trustee and member of the executive committee of the University of California Irvine's Foundation. He also is a founder and serves as the chairman of the Corporate Directors Roundtable of Orange County and an emeritus board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors in Southern California. 

Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Yoost currently serves as a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company, and serves on the Audit Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee (chairman).

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