Vice President | DC
Derrick is a political communications strategist with a decade of experience working for government agencies, non-profits, political candidates, progressive brands, and social justice organizations to establish and enhance their media and influencer relations, social media, and marketing reach.
Derrick joined Fenton in 2019 after serving as Director of Communications for leading national civil rights organization, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. There, he served as chief spokesperson and managed high-impact integrated public affairs campaigns for criminal justice, voting rights, and immigration rights litigation.
Before the Lawyers’ Committee, Derrick worked on Capitol Hill as Communications Director for Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA). Derrick began his career in the Obama Administration serving in multiple capacities. He was Deputy Press Secretary at the Department of Energy’s nuclear security sub-agency and a researcher in the White House Office of Communications. During his tenure at the White House, he also served on Obama’s successful 2012 Presidential campaign as an Advance Associate.
Derrick brings to Fenton a deep passion for solving problems and moving the needle forward on racial equity and social justice.