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

Sara Sprong, M.P.A,
VP of Customer Experience
Alex D

Alex Derr, M.P.A,
Director of Marketing & Communications
Stephen H

Stephen Ham,
Full Stack Developer
Josh A

Joshua Albert,
Full Stack Developer

Jenny Lawlor, Ph.D.
Network Data Scientist

Andy Zheng,
Senior Data Analyst

Kaley Bachinski, MSc,
Senior Project Manager

Lea Xenakis, M.P.A.,
Director of Research and Evaluation
Kelly S (1)

Kelly Sprong,
VP of Strategic Partnerships

Zac Thompson,
VP of Product
Tyler F

Tyler Funk,
Full Stack Software Developer

Brandon Davis,
Product Owner

Steve Stremsterfer,
UX/UI Design Manager

Kendall Warwick-Diaz, MA,
Data Analyst

Will Jacobson,
Business Development Specialist
Alena Final

Alena Lidey (She/Her),
Customer Success Manager

Jen Rymes,
Administrative Manager

Marissa Baron M.P.H.,
Senior Project Manager
Vlad Final

Vlad Solokha,
Full Stack Software Developer
Josh N

Josh Nikander,
Quality Assurance Specialist