Courtney Derr

Deputy Director of Event Strategy


As Deputy Director of Event Strategy, Courtney Derr is responsible for planning and executing all aspects of IHS’s supporter events around the country.  Courtney began her professional life as a Congressional staffer, working her way from intern to Senior Legislative Correspondent.  She departed the Hill to join the free market movement as Deputy Director of Development at the Tax Foundation, where she managed its direct mail program, corporate relations, and the annual fundraising dinner.  Courtney then served as Senior Development Director at Transparency International-USA, the US chapter of an international anti-corruption non-profit, where she designed and implemented an annual fundraising strategy, including the launch of its first fundraising gala.

A native of Las Vegas, Courtney received her B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle.  She now resides on Capitol Hill with her husband and miniature dachshund and enjoys skiing when she gets back out West, running, cooking, interior design, and travel.