A Michigan native, Derek DeVries holds bachelors and masters of science degrees in Communications from Grand Valley State University. He has worked for several Grand Rapids-based communications firms including J.W. Messner, Inc. and Seyferth & Associates.
He currently works for Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in the college’s Communications Department as Communications Technology Manager. A board member of the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), he also spends his spare time serving as adjunct faculty for both GRCC teaching COM 135 – Interpersonal Communication and COM 131 – Public Speaking. Derek has also previously taught at Grand Valley State University (GVSU).
Derek’s passion is the intersection of communications philosophy and technology, and he specializes in social media, crisis communications, web development, and online reputation management (ORM). Currently he’s working on (among other things) social media policy and training for GRCC including the development of the GRCC Mobile app.
Derek is available for social media speaking/consulting/training and other matters of geek-dom (like if you’re trying to beat the 2nd Quest on Legend of Zelda and can’t find level seven). Contact him if you’re interested in retaining his services.
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