Alex Derr, MPA

Director of Marketing & Communications

Alex Derr joined VNL in 2018 and leads our communications and marketing efforts and content development work. Alex creates blogs, infographics, reports, briefs, and other content while managing our web and social media presence. He crafts our email marketing campaigns and runs our monthly webinar program, tracks marketing data and analytics, and conducts market research to inform our strategy. He supports our entire team with copywriting, graphic design, and audience research, and online events. Alex graduated from CU-Denver’s School of Public Affairs in 2020 with a Master’s in Public Administration, with a concentration in Environmental Management, Policy, and Law. Alex enjoys climbing 14ers (29 done, 29 to go!), visiting Breweries (My favorite is Ratio), writing articles on his blog, The Next Summit, and spending time with his boyfriend Jake.

What Alex is Reading Lately:

Peer-Reviewed Study: Social Isolation & Mortality: A Meta-Analysis

This is a fascinating study that reviewed more than 140 studies to find the impact of social connectedness on mortality outcomes. 

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Growing Network Awareness: Class, Conflict, Culture and Becoming More Trauma-Informed

This great resource from our partner Curtis Ogden builds awareness and facility around issues of trauma and racialized trauma.

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FROM LEARNING TO DOING: A Framework for Applying Lessons to Actions

This article digs into what it takes to go from learning to doing, with a focus on integrating webinar insights into your work. 

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Meet the Rest of Visible Network Labs Team


Dr. Danielle Varda,
CEO & Founder
Mike C

Mike Cooper,
VP of Engineering

Dr. Jenny Lawlor,
Director of Data Science & Implementation
Alex D

Alex Derr,
Director of Marketing & Communications

Brandon Davis,
Director of Product Management

Steve Stremsterfer,
UX/UI Design Manager

Andy Zheng,
Senior Data Analyst

Kendall Warwick-Diaz,
Data Analyst

Kaley Bachinski,
Senior Project Manager
Josh A

Joshua Albert,
Full Stack Developer
Tyler F

Tyler Funk,
Full Stack Developer

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