Chris A. DeRario, Theta 1139, was initiated in January of 1980. He graduated with a BA in Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSSE) in 1984. While at Purdue, Brother DeRario served as Rush Chair and Social Director with Theta Xi; and as Communications Director with Sigma Delta Chi, the society of professional journalists.
Chris has enjoyed a 30-year career in the media industry, working in the New York media market for 20 years as manager, director and vice president with Westinghouse Broadcasting, Telecommunications Inc., Cablevision Systems Corp., Dow Jones Publishing, Time Warner and Comcast. In the past 10 years, Chris has worked with overseas corporations with CEO and CMO responsibilities at France Telecom in Paris, Cable and Wireless in London and LIME in the Caribbean. He is currently employed as the CMO and Principle Development Officer for a startup Digital Media firm.
Chris and his wife, Patricia are currently full time residents of Palm Beach, FL. They have a daughter D’Me, aged 25yrs, and a son Bo, aged 23.
Aside from family and career, Chris has served as VP for his community HOA, with fiduciary responsibility for 1000 homes/families, and continues to serve as Chairman for the HOA Steering Committee, reviewing processes and procedures, and maintaining audit for the Board of Directors and the Campbell Management Company.