Chief Growth Officer
Derek Monson is Chief Growth Officer at Sutherland Institute. As CGO, he oversees the operational efficiency and performance, as well as coordinating internal processes at Sutherland. He also manages Sutherland’s policy research and outreach and oversees the creation and strategic positioning of its policy content.
Derek has provided expert analysis and commentary on many public policy issues, including education choice and transparency, religious freedom, polarization, civic institutions, family policy and election policy. Derek’s research has appeared in Public Budgeting and Finance and the Social Science Research Network and has been invited to present his work at academic conferences and college campuses from Nevada to Florida, including at the United Nations.
Derek’s policy commentary has appeared in the L.A. Times, Washington Times, HuffPost, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, Associated Press, The Federalist, Wallethub.com, a variety of Utah radio, TV and print news outlets, and the Utah State Legislature. He has bachelor’s degrees in economics & political science from BYU and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Utah. He has also served on the community advisory board of The Appomattox Project at the Utah Valley University Center for the Study of Ethics.