Derek Johnson, PE
Executive Vice President
Derek’s business acumen and fearless devotion to the firm have allowed him to serve in a strategic capacity since opening ISG’s Des Moines office in 2014. With a direct understanding of the need for contextual design-based principles and an empathetic mindset when developing relationships, Derek emphasizes ISG’s key competitive advantages while directly supporting employee owner growth in his role as Executive Vice President.
As a former senior municipal engineer, Derek’s intimate industry and firm knowledge is also directly supported by a unique perspective to project partnerships and pursuits. His diverse experience providing design services for partners in both the public and private sector is a significant asset as he guides ISG’s services and solutions. With an infectious personality and visionary mindset, Derek also adds value to overall firm direction serving on the Board of Directors.
Communication | Responsibility | Arranger | Significance | Maximizer
East Village Board of Directors, Former Member
ISG Board of Directors, Secretary
Ankeny Stream Cleanup, Volunteer
Ankeny Stormwater Stakeholders, Former Member
Iowa League of Cities, Partner Program
Iowa League of Cities Environmental Coordination Committee, Member
ISGenius, Former Member
Iowa State University, Career Fair and Partnership Lead
Des Moines Area Community College, Career Fair and Partnership Lead
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Iowa State University – Ames, IA