Former Hiram Basketball Standout Part of Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

HIRAM, Ohio — Former Hiram College basketball player, alumnus and businessman Carlton Dean III will be the featured speaker for the fall Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.

Hosted by the Burton D. Morgan Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship, the event will take place tonight from 6-7:30 p.m.

Dean is the founder of Sterile Waste Solutions.

The Cleveland native, who graduated Hiram with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and studio art, was a four-year letter winner for the Terrier men’s basketball program – finishing his career ranked 11th on the all-time scoring list with 1,324 points. He played professionally in Spain, Amsterdam and Germany.

After basketball, Dean worked in administration and business development at Penske Truck Leasing. He was in customer service with Demartt Building Services, where that business grew from 10 employees to more than 100 within eight years.

Dean also co-founded Evolve Global Transportation and Logistics to create a diverse environment where customers, drivers and staff feel supported and heard.

His newest business venture Sterile Waste Solutions is to combat the ever-growing medical waste problem.

Dean also serves on the Local Advisory Board for U.S. Bank and as vice-chair of the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee in Columbus. He was also the 2019 winner of the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council President’s Award.

The event is open to the Hiram campus community only.

For the Zoom link to attend, email David Strukel, director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship, at

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.