Dean Markuson

First Sergeant ISG, Dean W. Markuson

Founder, Chief Executive Officer | Foss and Swanson, The People’s Center

Mr. Markuson is the founder and chief executive officer of Foss and Swanson Veterans Community Service Center, a nonprofit gathering space and access point for veterans to receive support, resources, and assistance. A heavily decorated 20-year veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Markuson opened the center in 2019 as a way to reconnect with his military roots and be an advocate for the needs of other veterans in the community. Prior to opening Foss and Swanson Veterans Community Service Center, Mr. Markuson worked for the government of Dakota County, Minnesota, and was active as a District Commander and Post Service Officer for the Lyle Russell VFW Post 1210 and American Legion Post 47. He holds an associate of science in business management from Inver Hills Community College. Mr. Markuson remains involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, the DAV and the Wounded Warrior Project, and is the editor of the Dakota County Veteran Services news bulletin. He credits his success to his strong core values of service, support, and recognition, and hopes to expand Foss and Swanson services to all in the community, not just veterans, in the coming years.

Marquis Legacy Video

Mr. Markuson discusses his work and motivations in a Marquis-produced video.

Star Treatment Video

Mr. Markuson sits down with Star Jones to talk about community outreach and founding Foss and Swanson, The People’s Center.

Forbes Magazine

A full-page feature in Forbes Magazine announces Mr. Markuson as aMarquis Who’s Who Top Military professional.

Dean Markuson

Wall Street Journal

Mr. Markuson was featured among a group of prestigious Marquis listees in the Wall Street Journal.

Dean Markuson

Marquis Humanitarian Award

Mr. Markuson’s community service and compassion were honored with the Marquis Humanitarian Award.

Top Professionals

Mr. Markuson was recognized as a leader in his field with a profile for Marquis Top Military.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Mr. Markuson goes in-depth about his career achievements and inspirations in the ninth edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Marquis Milestones Timeline

Mr. Markuson’s Marquis Milestones timeline showcases highlights from his professional journey.

Marquis Who's Who

A national press release announces Mr. Markuson’s selection for Marquis Who’s Who.



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