TUCSON, Ariz. (Jan. 18, 2024) – A leader in the Tucson office of Terracon Consultants, Inc., for the past 10 years, Derek D. Koller, CIH, CHMM, was promoted to Senior Principal.
An industry veteran of 15 years working in Tucson and Southern Arizona, Koller will continue to oversee the Terracon Tucson operation, which has experienced substantial growth over the past 5 years. Koller was promoted from Principal.
“I’m excited for Derek’s promotion to Senior Principal. He excels at promoting Terracon’s values of caring, excellence, courage, integrity, curiosity, and prosperity. His philanthropic endeavors with the Terracon Foundation are exemplary,” said Tracy Grover, Senior Vice President, Rocky Mountain Division Manager for Terracon.
Koller is the current Terracon Foundation Chair and has served on the Terracon Foundation Board since 2020. He has championed more than $100,000 in community and university grants in the Tucson community supporting the University of Arizona Colleges of Engineering and Public Health, the Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society (SAEMS), the Southern Arizona Research Science and Engineering Foundation (SARSEF), and Tucson Clean and Beautiful.
Koller grew up in Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands and lived in various areas of the country as his father worked for a defense contractor. He moved to Phoenix in the late 1990s and relocated to Tucson in 2006.
Koller holds a Master’s degree in Public Health: Environmental and Occupational health from UA. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from UA, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Since 2024 he has served as president of the Environmental Professional Industry Charities (EPIC) and he served on the board of Tucson Clean and Beautiful from 2019 to 2023. He is a past president of SAEMS and is an active member of their scholarship selection committee.
He is an associate member of the Southern Arizona Chapter of CCIM and member of the Metropolitan Pima Alliance, the American Society of Safety Professionals, and the American Industrial Hygiene Association.
Away from the office he enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering.