Derek Fronabarger joined the professional staff of Student Veterans of America in February 2016 as the Director of Policy. Currently he is serving as the Vice President of Operations and Chief of Staff. Derek graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in Philosophy and received an M.B.A. with a concentration in International Business from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Prior to SVA, Derek worked on the Joining Forces Initiative at the White House in the Office of the First Lady.
Prior to receiving his education, Derek served in the United States Army as an Air Defense Intelligence Tactical Operator where he served overseas in Germany, Israel, and Afghanistan. He served in both the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division during deployments. Derek's understanding of the importance of education is what led him to SVA. Being a beneficiary of the GI Bill, Derek intends to use his firsthand knowledge of this benefit to provide current and future student veterans with resources needed to transition from service to school.