Associate Athletic Director - External Operations
Derek has served as the Associate Athletic Director – External Operations for Air Force Athletics since 2017, overseeing revenue generation for Falcon Athletics, including Ticket Operations, Ticket Sales, Marketing and Development. He joined Air Force Athletics in April of 2017. Prior to the Academy, Derek worked as a Director of Major Gifts for the Sun Devil Club at Arizona State University from 2014 to 2017. While at ASU, he focused on fundraising for the reinvention of Sun Devil Stadium and for the emergence of sports ASU added to their Division 1 offerings (Men’s Ice Hockey, Women’s Triathlon, Women’s Lacrosse and Men’s Tennis). Prior to ASU, Derek served as Director of Development in the Rebel Athletic Fund for UNLV Athletics from 2011 to 2014 and as a Development Associate in the Wildcat Club at the University of Arizona from 2009 to 2011.
Derek is a native of Seattle, Washington and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 2007, and a master’s degree in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from University of Washington in 2011. Derek currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.