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Derek is the President of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF). As President of SFOF he is charged with leading the national organization and collaborating with state elected officials to promote fiscally responsible, free market principles to better impact state and federal financial policy. Kreifels is charged with ensuring that SFOF’s fiscal, operational, fundraising, marketing, and communication strategies are effectively implemented. Kreifels and his team organize two national meetings annually for SFOF members to come together and discuss best practices. He has organized multiple meeting, receptions, and other events across the U.S. including several recent meetings at the White House.
Kreifels has spent the last 20 years advising and working with various federal, state, and local leaders. He served as the Assistant State Treasurer and Chief of Staff to Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes from 2011 to 2016. Kreifels also spent several years in banking.
He attended Kansas State University, and received his undergraduate degree from Wichita State University and his Masters from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. He and his wife Melanie live in the Kansas City area.