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Director of Human Resources
As the Director of HR, Derek serves as a key strategic business partner for senior management while providing direct guidance to front line leaders and employees seeking expert advice in a variety of situations. Prior to joining Cox Media Group, Derek spent nearly 12 years as Senior Director of Human Resources at Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He also held HR positions at AOL Time Warner/HBO, Merck & Co., Inc., and Roche Pharmaceuticals. Before he entered the HR field, Derek worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for Merck and a Sales Manager at Hyatt Hotels.
Derek holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He also completed various Human Resources training at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. In his spare time, Derek is an avid fan of the NBA and the New York Knicks.