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, Darlene supports the Seattle Branch Board of Directors and its contribution to monetary policy decisions, and engages with community bank CEOs and regional business and community leaders in Washington and Alaska. Darlene joined the SF Fed in October of 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 a master’s in business administration and a certificate in organizational leadership from Chapman University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. Darlene sits on the Community Development Round Table for the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, is an advisory board member for the University of Washington’s program for Women in Entrepreneurial Leadership, is on the Board of Trustees of the Bellevue Arts Museum, and is a proud member of the Washington Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.