Professional Associations and Industry Conferences

Involvement with professional and trade associations has included memberships, attending and facilitating training sessions, earning certifications, and managing press/media outreach and trade show appearances at the following:

  • New Mexico State Society (NMSS)
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
  • International Organization of Standards (ISO)
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Public Relation Society of America (PRSA)
  • National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)
  • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)
  • Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE)
  • National Education Association Annual Meetings and other Conferences (NEA)
  • The Ammerman Experience Media Training
  • The University of Texas Continuing Education HTML Training
  • Ledet Word Press Training 
  • INXPO Virtual Conferencing


Professional Awards

Derran’s efforts have led to multiple project awards:

  • 2017 MarCom Award
  • 2014 Harvard Kennedy School of Government Bright Ideas Award
  • Bersin by Deloitte What Works Award
  • Booz Allen Performance Awards 
  • Public Relations Society of America Awards
  • National School Public Relations Association Awards
  • Eastern New Mexico University Award of Excellence
  • Eastern New Mexico University Outstanding PR Student
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon National Besser-Lindsay Award
  • NCAA Lone Star Conference Football Championship