Derek Cortez, Ph.D.

Dr. Cortez has been the CEO of Chileda since 2017. Prior to his post at Chileda, he was a university professor, teaching business and professional communication courses. His area of research has been organizational commitment while also consulting in areas of professional speaking and organizational development. He earned his Master of Science in Management Communication from the University of Portland and his Doctorate in Communication Studies from the University of Texas, Austin.