About Our Guest
Derek Mobley is a native of the Piedmont Triad. After graduating from Chapel Hill, he moved to Guilford County in 2009 for graduate school at the Bryan School at UNCG. He has been happy to call Guilford home for over a decade, where he met his wife Penwan. They now have two children: Gregory and Jacqueline.
Derek works for Volvo Group North America supporting the iconic Mack and Volvo Heavy Duty Truck brands. Prior to joining the Volvo Group, Derek held senior roles in Analytics at BB&T (now Truist) and KPMG.
Derek has been very active in the Guilford community. For example, he served as President of the North Carolina and Greensboro chapters of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Further, he was elected President of the Bryan School of Business Alumni Association and served as an Assistant on the Executive Committee for the Wyndham Championship. Finally, the Triad Business Journal also featured him in their 2019 class of “40 under 40.”
Derek is passionate about education and economic development. For example, he enjoys participating in local organizations such as the Jaycees, Future Fund, Wyndham Championship and Junior Achievement. Derek also believes in the personal review of historical and literary classics as part of lifelong learning. For instance, his favorite classic is Nostromo by Joseph Conrad, and his favorite economist is Joseph Schumpeter.
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