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Dean Benard Awarded the CLEAR Service Award for Lifetime Achievement

Posted - October 3, 2023

We are thrilled and honoured to announce that our own Dean Benard has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR). Dean was presented the award at CLEAR’s Annual Education Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 29, 2023. This award is a testament to Dean’s unwavering commitment, exceptional contributions, and exemplary service to the professional regulation community over the past 24 years.

Dean’s remarkable journey epitomizes a blend of passion, innovation, and resilience. His comprehensive understanding of complex regulatory environments and expertise have positioned him as a luminary in the field. The Lifetime Achievement Award is not just a recognition but an affirmation of Dean’s indelible mark in fostering integrity, excellence, and professionalism.

CLEAR, a respected organization that promotes regulatory excellence, acknowledges individuals who have showcased an unyielding commitment to public service, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the field. Dean’s accomplishment underscores his dedication and relentless pursuit of elevating standards and ensuring that ethical practices are not just encouraged but are ingrained in the fabric of the professional community.

Over the past 24 years, Dean has delivered countless educational programs on all aspects of regulatory investigations. He has relentlessly promoted new concepts, strategies, and skills to enhance the delivery of investigative work in the professional regulatory space.

Throughout his career, Dean has demonstrated a robust commitment to mentoring the next generation of professionals, spearheading innovative regulatory solutions, and fostering an environment where excellence is not the goal but the standard. His legacy is not just etched in the awards and accolades he has received but is alive in the enhanced quality of professional practice we witness today.

When asked to comment on his selection for the award, Dean said, “I am humbled to be included in the company of the many great contributors who have received this award. My goal has always been to strive for excellence and share whatever knowledge I can to make others better, which in turn, makes me better. I appreciate this recognition, and while it might be called a lifetime achievement, I’m just getting started.”