Derek is a Group Manager at Motion PR and leads teams in a range of industries, from consumer clients such as Red Bull, to B2B accounts, like Berlin Packaging. 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.
4 Questions with Derek Serafin
What’s your claim to fame (or 15 seconds of fame)?
I was shown on TV during a Cubs game sitting in the bleachers as the announcers talked about my beard.
Favorite Motion PR memory?
Traveling to New York for the Premier Boxing Champions announcement on the set of Saturday Night Live. A crazy few days that I will never forget.
Where will we find you on the weekends?
If I’m in Chicago, checking out some of the city’s amazing farmers markets, grabbing food at Longman and Eagle, or record shopping at Reckless Records.
Most fearless moment (work or personal)?
I once hiked a glacier in Iceland…the steep descent in to the center was something I personally wasn’t prepared for.