Derek Hines AIF®
Wealth Advisor Derek Hines maintains responsibility for activities in the firm’s Durant office and provides additional client service functions within the firm.
A 2007 graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in finance, Derek opened his first investment account while still in college. Since then he has expanded his understanding of finance and financial education, becoming a registered representative and investment adviser representative in 2015.
After graduation, Derek and his wife, Carol, moved to New Mexico for an opportunity in the energy industry. While there, he was active in community affairs, including being a member of Leadership New Mexico (Class of 2013). Derek and his wife were also active in their local church and for more than five years he taught a respected money management program based on Biblical principles. Derek, his wife and their young family returned to Oklahoma to raise their children and to be closer to family.
Derek is actively involved in the Durant community. He has been involved in the founding of a nonprofit, Durant Trails and Open Space as well as initiating a Thanksgiving Day 5k race, The Turkey Chase. He is a graduate of the Durant Chamber of Commerce Leadership Durant. On a pro bono basis, he has conducted money management programs in the Durant community and for Citizens of the Choctaw Nation, headquartered in Durant.
Derek joined Gaddis & Gaddis Wealth Management in April 2016. In February of 2018, he was named a Minority Interest Partner. In 2019, Derek earned the AIF® designation as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF). As a professional, Derek enjoys working with clients to enhance their understanding about personal finance while helping them achieve their financial goals, manage wealth and experience financial freedom. In addition to time with his family, Derek also enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, fishing, hunting, camping and other outdoor activities.