Early Life and Education

Park was born and raised in New York City. His father was a Doctor of Internal Medicine, psychotherapist and a senior Madison Avenue advertising executive and his mother was a health care professional.

[Left to Right] Operations Director, Derek Bryson Park; Tournament Chairman and President of the Interpublic Group of Companies [NYSE: “IPG”] J. Donald McNamara presenting the Championship Trophy to American tennis star, Eddie Dibbs; Forest Hills Invitational, New York
Derek Bryson Park and WCT/Fila Models moments before the Men’s Final’s, Center Court, WCT Forest Hills Invitational, New York
Derek Bryson Park serving as an Affiliate/ Ad Hoc Intern for the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations, New York, NY

He attended Bishop’s College School, Lennoxville, P.Q. Canada; Croydon Country Day School, Jamaica Estates, NY; P.S. 99 Kew Gardens School, NY; and, The Kew-Forest School, Forest Hills, NY. After his secondary education, he attended Western University, London, Ontario, Canada and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977. In 1979, he earned an MPA from the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, a Ph.D. from the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science in 1982, and successfully completed the International Housing Finance Program, The Wharton Real Estate Center, University of Pennsylvania in 2001.

From 1975-1982, he also served as Facilities Manager, Ron Delsener Enterprises/West Side Tennis Club (at Forest Hills Stadium and New York City’s Central Park), supervising in-concert Performances of over ten international renowned artists including Frank SinatraJames TaylorDonna SummerLinda RonstadtOlivia Newton-JohnJoni MitchellBarry ManilowThe Boomtown RatsMilton BerleSammy Davis Jr., and Ethel Merman.

Ron Delsener receiving Billboard’s Golden Circle Award





Derek Bryson Park pictured with the Bishop’s College School Squash Team, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada



Derek Bryson Park pictured with the Bishop’s College School Cricket Team, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada



Former Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Universal Pictures and personal mentor, Charles Dewey Prutzman and Derek Bryson Park at the Prutzman family home in New York City