Derek Howard President and founder, DHArchitects, Inc.

Derek Howard is president and founder of DHArchitects, Inc., an architectural firm that specializes in education, parks and recreation, historic, religious, and commercial projects. For more than 25 years, Howard has personally designed and managed projects in Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. Along with many business accolades, as a former athlete, Howard was selected to receive the Gerald Ford Award in 1997. He is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Fairfield, Ohio.