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As the Executive Vice President of Global Services and Chief Financial Officer at Eli Lilly and Company, Derica sits on the executive committee. There are approximately 4,000 employees in his organization, with a P&L of approximately $20 billion (USD).
Derica serves as an executive sponsor for Eli Lilly’s Organization of Latinos at Lilly (OLA), an employee resource group that supports the strengths and needs of Latino employees at Lilly. He also mentors minority Lilly colleagues at all levels of the organization and across all businesses.
Derica is on the Board of Directors for the Center for Leadership Development in Indianapolis, Indiana – an organization that prepares minority youth for academic and career success. This center helps minority students transition from high school to college, with the goal of completing college. He also started a college scholarship program in his home state of Alabama, each year awarding college scholarship to two minority students.

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