Darlene Wilczynski (April 19th) – The Business of the Fed is Your Business

Vice President and Regional Executive – Seattle Branch of Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Darlene Wilczynski is vice president and regional executive of the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In this role, Darlene engages with members of the business and banking sectors, as well as with community and government leaders in Washington and Alaska as part of the Bank’s commitment to understanding and reflecting the communities it serves. She is a senior leader who represents the San Francisco Fed in the region and supports the Seattle Board of Directors and Advisory Councils, including their contribution to monetary policy decisions.

Darlene joined the San Francisco Fed in October 1997 as the assistant manager of Check Services in Seattle. She has held roles of ever-increasing responsibility in areas that include Human Resources, Public Information, Seattle Check Services, Northern Region Cash Services, District Facilities Management, and Workplace Services before stepping into her current role.

Darlene received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and served on active duty in the United States Navy for almost six years, and in the Naval Reserves for another 18 years before retiring as a Commander in 2009. She also holds an MBA and a certificate in organizational leadership from Chapman University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

Darlene holds a seat on the President’s Resource Council of Seattle Central College, one of the most diverse colleges in Washington State. She is also on the Community Development Round Table for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, an advisory board member for the University of Washington’s program for Women in Entrepreneurial Leadership, on the Board of Trustees of the Bellevue Arts Museum, and a proud member of the Washington Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.

Darlene lives in Edmonds, WA with her husband of 35 years, John Wilczynski. They have a son, daughter-in-law, and two granddaughters who live in Bothell and another son who lives in New Orleans. They have happily called Washington State their home for over 33 years.

Source: Bellevue Rotary Club