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Alex M. Bagby

Derric Driver

2021 Distinguished Alumni

B.S. Computer Science '89

Derric Driver is a Tulsa native who graduated in December 1989 with a degree in Computer Science.  Declining offers at IBM and ATT, Derric accepted an offer with ExxonMobil and started his 31-year career with the company as a systems analyst in Houston.  He has held a variety of IT positions including applications development, infrastructure and operations, SAP, customer service and most recently projects.  He has also served as financial analyst for ExxonMobil’s Lubes business line.  He is currently Portfolio Manager for a three year, $50M+ global IT project to modernize and transform ExxonMobil’s end user experience.  Besides Houston, other work locations have included Baton Rouge, La.; Billings, Mont.; Benicia, Calif.; Fairfax, Va.; and Curitiba, Brazil.

Derric has two passions: tennis and travel.  He has been to each Grand Slam Tournament at least three times.  And, he has traveled to more than 80 countries (with a goal of doing four new countries annually).

As an alumnus, Derric has always been a strong OSU supporter. He co-hosted the CS department’s 50-year anniversary and sponsors a departmental scholarship. He is a both a founding and current board member of OSU’s Office of Institutional Diversity.
Within the Houston community, he is an active member of St. John’s Downtown Church and is a former board member of both the Houston Community Voice Mail and Houston Assistance Fund non-profit organizations.

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