Derek Johnson is the State Director of The Nature Conservancy in Oregon. For more than 20 years Derek has worked for TNC in Wisconsin and Oregon and has served in multiple roles, most recently as the Oregon deputy director of operations and stewardship. Derek brings a wealth of experience in managing important aspects of a state chapter including a deep understanding of finance, operations, conservation, land protection, stewardship and the interdependence of all programs to achieve big outcomes. He believes in relational leadership and that positive change happens through the power of authentic human connection. Derek is excited to listen and lead with a collaborative and inclusive style both inside and outside TNC.