Alex Derr

Alex Derr, MPA

Director of Marketing & Communications

Alex Derr joined VNL in 2017, originally supporting our events. He now helps manages our communications and marketing strategy and content development work. Alex creates blogs, infographics, reports, briefs, and other content while managing our web and social media presence. He also manages our email marketing campaigns and webinar program, tracks analytics, and conducts market research to drive our strategy forward. He supports our entire team with copywriting, graphic design and research, and assists with events, demos, and other online learning.

He graduated from CU-Denver’s School of Public Affairs in 2020 with a Master’s in Public Administration. Alex enjoys climbing 14ers (24 done, 34 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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