On a snowy winter day in Indianapolis Derek's plane was unable to take off for a scheduled Roche keynote presentation. Not to be deterred,Roche fired up its studio and Derek did his full Complete Champion Teamwork keynote on a live satellite broadcast.
Tree Planting in Derek's honor
Derek was honored when Roche planted a tree in his name at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is therefore possible that Derek's legacy could last for decades at the famous race track that hosts the largest single day attended sports event in the world.
"Your level of enthuasism in our SmartLab event certainly set a positive tone for the rest of the meeting. It was a pleasure having you present." –Lezlee Danner, Field program manager