With more than 25 years of experience in the human resources and employee relations industry, Derrick is responsible for HR strategy and operations, administration and logistics management. Derrick facilitates the development of overall HR strategies in support of a company’s business objectives, and works with senior management to implement HR policies and objectives, especially in attracting, retaining, motivating and developing key talent. Derrick has worked in the architecture and engineering industry for more than 14 years, and was most recently a Senior Associate with DLR Group. Derrick was responsible for all human resource functions for the California, as well as having oversight of DLR Group’s health plan and other employee benefit programs. Derrick’s areas of responsibility included employee benefits, compensation, learning and development, employee relations and career services, recruitment and staffing, information management, and leadership development. Derrick is affiliated with the Urban Planning division of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). HACLA is a state-chartered public agency. It provides the largest stock of affordable housing in Los Angeles and is one of the nation’s leading public housing authorities. It is also one of the oldest, providing quality housing options and supportive services to the citizens of Los Angeles since 1938. Collaborating with residents and public, non-profit and private entities, Derrick strives to create viable, healthy communities to empower residents to achieve financial independence.