Derek A. Marquis is the owner and president of Marquis Media Source, a media consulting service. He worked with BYU Broadcasting for 26 years, first as Director of Development & Marketing, then as managing director and CEO. As a student at Brigham Young University, he worked at KBYU Television and earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and later an MBA. He returned as a full-time employee in 1991. While there, he was involved in development of many television productions and was executive producer of several television shows. His programs have received more than 60 Emmy Awards. He was also instrumental in launching BYU Television International. He retired from BYU in 2017.
Marquis also worked as a writer, producer, and anchor for the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as a news anchor and reporter for KSL Radio and as news director for KUER Radio in Salt Lake City.
Derek and his wife, Colleen, are the parents of five daughters. He began his service as president of the Australia Adelaide Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in July 2018.