Derek is a Group Manager at Motion PR and leads teams in a range of industries, from consumer clients, like Red Bull, to non-profit accounts, like Over the Rainbow. As a seasoned PR pro with strong media relationships, Derek provides the Motion PR team with smart guidance and counsel.
Prior to joining the Motion PR team, Derek spent several years at Fishman Public Relations. During his tenure there, Derek worked on more than a dozen accounts, securing placements for clients in the Wall Street Journal, FoxBusiness.com, Chicago Tribune, and other high-profile media outlets. His tenacious personality and background in reporting make him an expert in media communications.
A lifelong Chicagoland resident, Derek received his Bachelor’s Degree in Print Journalism from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and his Masters’ Degree in Print Journalism at Roosevelt University.