Darlene Wilczynski is vice president and regional executive of the Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, with additional responsibility in the District’s Public Engagement function. In her role as regional executive, Ms. Wilczynski oversees the Seattle branch Board of Directors and its contribution to monetary policy decisions. She also engages with community bank CEOs and regional business and community leaders in Washington and Alaska.
Ms. Wilczynski joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 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.
Ms. Wilczynski 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 a master’s in business administration and a certificate in organizational leadership from Chapman University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
Ms. Wilczynski holds a seat on the President’s Research Council of Seattle Central College, one of the most diverse colleges in Washington State. This work allows her to understand and reflect the diverse communities we serve, demystify the work we do, and listen to as many perspectives as possible so we can make the best decisions. 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.