Derek currently serves as a Property and Casualty Insurance Specialist with Austin based Whorton Insurance Services. Derek is from St. Charles, MO and earned his Bachelor’s degree from University of Louisville, with his masters from Stephen F. Austin State University. Derek is an active member of Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) and was named 2018 Member of the Year and 2019 Board Member of the Year. He also led a successful peer to peer fundraising campaign as VP of Fundraising earning over $347,000 in 2019 as well as assisted with the Sunshine Run. He is in his 3rd year serving on the AU40 Committee and proudly wears the nickname Mr. Sunshine. In addition to YMBL, Derek is an active member in the Austin, Cedar Park and Leander communities.