Joe Derry

Account Associate

Joe earned his degree in Journalism & Mass Communication as well as a Certificate in Creative Writing in December 2020 from the University of Iowa. Shortly after (virtual) graduation, Joe began his Account Associate role at Strategic Elements in January 2021.

He started his professional endeavors when he was selected as the Fundraising Coordinator for the University of Iowa RiverRun 5k. Here, he organized community days/events that raised funds for Uptown Bill’s and The Extend the Dream Foundation. Both foundations serve persons with disabilities and the aging population in Iowa City. He started at the Soil & Water Conservation Society (SWCS) as their Student Project Leadership Intern in the Summer of 2020. In this position, he worked on scheduling social media campaigns and presented partnership plans for SWCS and the Association of Retired Conservation Service Employees (ARCSE) at SWCS’s annual conference for conservationists.



Fun Facts

Likes taking weekend camping trips in the summer.
Has a growing collection of vinyl records.
Went to a state competition for sketch improv comedy in high school.
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