Derek has been with AKPD since 2010, when he started as an intern in the production department. Derek manages the digital world for the firm and individual clients, including target research and execution, CMS and web design, social media account management, video production, and graphic design. As well, he also assists with the television and radio advertisement purchasing process.
Over the years, Derek has worked in numerous campaign field offices throughout the Midwest, spent time working the 2008 democratic primary in Nevada, and has also worked for the Iowa Democratic Party.
Derek graduated with his BA in political science and mass communication from the University of Iowa.