Derek Beck has over twenty-one years of progressive leadership experience both on active duty in the Navy and as a federal contractor. Passionate about helping others succeed, he is a volunteer instructor for the PMI Augusta-Aiken Chapter’s PMP Test Prep courses and currently serves as the Director of Social Media for the Chapter. He has also served as a Project Management Consultant on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Martial Arts Games Committee.
Derek currently works as a Cybersecurity Business Development Manager for a multi-billion-dollar federal contracting business unit. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship and Business Management and an Associate Degree in Business Administration from American Military University, an Associate of Liberal Arts degree from the Defense Language Institute, Master Certificates in Applied Project Management and Enterprise Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University, and currently working on an Executive MBA through the Jack Welch Management Institute. Derek is certified as a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) and also working on credentials to become a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). He and his wife Melissa live in Martinez, GA.