Derek Wilson, MEd

Title: Chief Strategy Officer

Derek serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Silver Key. He is responsible to set, facilitate, and guide key strategic initiatives that impact the entirety of Silver Key. Specifically, he effectively communicates, develops, executes, and sustains strategic initiatives in collaboration with the leadership and development/marketing teams. Derek manages the Resource Development and Volunteer team that includes the organization’s fundraising, marketing, volunteer, and grant-writing activities.

Most recently, he was the Donor Relations Director for the Southern Colorado Region of The Salvation Army primarily responsible for major gifts. Prior to that, Derek was Director of Extended Studies at the Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences at UCCS.

Derek holds a BS in Political Science and a Masters in Educational Leadership, both from Northern Arizona University. Derek is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak (LPP), a civic leadership program for the Pikes Peak region.  Additionally, Derek was a nominee for the LPP Leading the Way award (’22), and a nominee for the Senior Resource Council Joe Henjum Business Professional of the Year (’22).