Derrick M Johnson II, CMP, DES
Derrick Johnson is Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Event Strategy at Tally Management Group where he develops and connects the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives of organizations with an evolved and sustainable vision for experience design. As a first-generation college graduate and having completed undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, Derrick holds a Master of Science in Business Leadership and Management from Western Governors University. In addition, he has a Certificate in Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy from MIT, the Digital Event Strategist (DES) credential from PCMA and is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Derrick joined the PCMA Board of Directors in 2019 and facilitated its Digital Event Strategist Certification Course in 2020, guiding thousands of planners through an evolved digital mindset during the eye of COVID-19. He also serves as Chair of the Board for LGBT Meeting Professionals Association and sits on the Board of Directors for the Lesbian and Gay Band Association.