Actively involved in services helping those with developmental disabilities
With Vigilant since 2004, Derek became Vigilant’s fourth President in January 2015.
As president, Derek is responsible for guiding Vigilant and its 50 employees into the next phase of the company as it continues its deep history of serving the wood products and manufacturing industries while expanding into new market opportunities. Derek is committed to creating and delivering high-value services and programs, innovating in ways that increase the value to its more than 500 members, as well as providing an engaging, energizing and rewarding work environment for all Vigilant employees.
Prior to becoming President, Derek served as Vigilant’s Vice President of Operations, overseeing the organization’s Oregon and California teams, the Vigilant Group Benefits Trust in Oregon, and the Pulp and Paper industry service team. Derek also served as the executive sponsor for Vigilant’s Leadership Advantage program and group self-insurance health captive.