Ben Derry

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    Kili Class

    2023 Conquering Kili Class


    U.S. Air Force Veteran


    Dallas, TX

    Ben currently works as a Director, Alliance Client Relationship Executive (ACRE) supporting the Workday Alliance in both business development and relationship management capacities.  Prior to PwC, he worked for Deloitte for 6 years and served in the United States Air Force for 8 years.  During his time in the Air Force, Ben deployed to both Afghanistan in a security assistance role earning a Bronze Star and West Africa in support of the Ebola response.

    Ben also serves multiple military veterans organizations that encourage successful transition from service to civilian sectors.  Most notably, Ben helped Dallas’ chapter of Merging Vets and Players (MVP) get off the ground in 2021.  MVP joins together former professional athletes and combat veterans for peer mentorship and growth.

    Ben graduated from the University of Georgia, has traveled to 40 countries, lived in a modified sprinter van in Montana for 4 months, has a Great Dane named “Dooley,” and was named an Honorary Texan by the Texas State Senate in 2015 for his leadership while stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

    Each new Conquering Kili class accepts the challenge to embark for the summit, a walk that represents the miles that many African women journey on a daily basis to fetch water for their families. While training for the climb, each team member works to raise funds and transform communities through the gift of clean water.

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