United Way of Norman
Oct 10, 2019
Daren Wilson
United Way of Norman

Daren W. Wilson was raised in Okemah, OK where he attended and graduated from Okemah High School. In August of 2017, Wilson was named as President/ CEO of the United Way of Norman, OK.

Wilson moved his family to Norman, OK after accepting the position as the first Director of Development for Loveworks Leadership, a Norman non-profit working with at-risk youth. Prior to moving to Norman, Daren served as President/ CEO and Owner of Albright Insurance Agency, Inc. in Ponca City, OK since 2002 after he and his wife Melissa purchased the longtime family business. Wilson maintains his Oklahoma Insurance License and holds the coveted designation of Certified Insurance Counselor. Prior to Albright Insurance Agency, Inc., Wilson began his career with Wallace Computer Services, Inc. as a sales consultant spending the majority of his time working with Walmart Stores, Inc. Home Office in Bentonville, AR. Wilson holds his BBA Business Marketing degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Wilson is deeply committed to his community and working to see other’s lives improved. Daren has a long history of volunteerism and leadership positions in both Ponca City, OK and in Norman, OK. He is currently active in Rotary, Norman Chamber of Commerce and a graduate of Leadership Norman 2017.

Other current and past community involvement includes, Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce where he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and named the 2015 Larry Hughes Leadership Award Winner, United Way of Ponca City Chairman of the Board and Campaign Chair, Main Street Hero Award Winner for Veterans Plaza Fundraising Committee, Director of the Boards of Kay County Council for the Opportunity Center, Opportunity Center Foundation, Ponca City Area Red Cross, Ponca City Leadership Chair, Leadership Ponca City 2008 graduate and alumni member.

Professional board service includes, Board of Director for Eastman National Bank, Trustee for the Ponca City Development Authority and served as the National Director for the National Association of the Professional Insurance Agents.

Wilson and his wife Melissa have four children, Colin, Nathan, Seth and Carly. Wilson enjoys Sooner Sports, scuba diving, snow skiing and coaching his children in sports.