A Shreveport CPA has received a national award. John Dean is a partner at Heard, McElroy & Vestal and, this week, received the 2010 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Public Service Award.He was honored for his notable contributions to economic development in the Shreveport area. Dean is active with the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Shreveport Economic Development Foundation, and the Committee of One Hundred. He's also spent countless hours working with Volunteers of America North Louisiana for the past 22 years.