Derek Herr is the Controller at Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Derek manages corporate financial accounting and reporting and provides leadership in budgeting and compliance for the organization. He is also an essential participant in the development and implementation corporate financial strategies. Derek began his accounting career in 2005 at Joint Oceanographic Institutions and received his CPA license in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Appalachian State University with a minor in Mathematics. He is currently working towards an MBA at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University with an anticipated graduation date of May 2017. Derek is originally from New Jersey and currently lives in the District of Columbia with his wife and daughter.