“As a Systems and Operations expert, Deron is a master at forging strategic partnerships across the country.  I am confident in his ability to serve the Memphis area.”

— linda steele, founder and ceo, artup


“Deron is very skilled at seeing the whole canvas, and building collaboration that is both meaningful and productive.  His creative insight and talented leadership in building cross-platform partnerships will help facilitate development and innovation in Memphis arts and culture.”

Anne Pitts, former Executive Director, Levitt Shell


“Deron is a graduate of the Executive Program in Arts and Culture, a program from NAS and University of Pennsylvania that supports next generation of arts leaders. Deron’s work with us focused on applying frameworks from the fields of business and social entrepreneurship to his cultural sector initiatives. He excelled as a student, a collaborator and a classroom provocateur, always challenging colleagues to push their thinking to the next level.”

— Sunny Widmann, Director, National Arts Strategies