UND Staff

Derrick Mayes

Director (2018-22)


• Four-time Monogram winner at wide receiver with the Notre Dame football team.
• All-American and team captain during his senior season.
• Originally from Indianapolis.
• Graduated from Notre Dame in 1996 with a degree in communication and theatre.
• Green Bay Packers selected Mayes in the second round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played three seasons with the Packers, including their Super Bowl-winning campaign during his rookie season in 1996. Mayes went on to play two seasons (1999-2000) with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring from the NFL in 2001.
• Mayes currently lives in Los Angeles and is Vice President of WME/IMG and the Co-Founder of 5.0 Communications. Over the last 10 years, Mayes has served as executive and strategic advisor to some of the most-high profile individuals, groups, and organizations in the sports and entertainment industry.
• He and his wife, Gayle, have a son, Hudson (8).
• Mayes was the featured alumni speaker at the spring 2018 Monogram Jacket Ceremony.
• Mayes and his wife are founding parents of City Language Immersion Charter School in Los Angeles.
• He serves on the board of directors for the Lou’s Lads Foundation.