University of San Francisco, McCarthy Center
Derick Brown is the Senior Director for the Leo T. McCarthy Center at the University of San Francisco. A native San Franciscan, who brings more than 20 years of experience leading neighborhood engagement strategies and addressing complex community issues. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Derick most recently worked with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) as Senior Community Engagement Advisor since 2018. He was responsible for implementing the department’s community relations strategy, securing and strengthening partnerships with CBOs, private companies and universities, and building relationships with community thought leaders. Prior to the SFPD, Derick was San Francisco’s Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services where he managed the Mayor’s community relations strategy. As Senior Director of the Leo T. McCarthy Center, Derick is committed to continuing and enhancing the tradition of inspiring USF students to serve others and pursue successful careers in public service.