Darrell Johnson

Executive Director, New York City


Darrell Johnson is a native New Yorker, born and raised in The Bronx and educated in New England at Wesleyan University – BA (Middletown, CT) and Boston College – MBA (Chestnut Hill, MA). Darrell has lived up and down the Northeast Corridor residing in Boston, MA and Providence, RI.

Darrell’s early career was spent as a fundraiser for the United Way of New York City and Brown University. Post business school, Darrell embarked on a career in marketing and business management holding positions at Sara Lee, PepsiCo and Heineken focused on marketing and media strategy, new product innovation as well as sports and entertainment activation for several world renowned brands.

Darrell currently resides in Stamford, Connecticut with his wife Anne and three children (all aspiring athletes!). Darrell has a passion for youth basketball having served as an advisor and COO of the Stamford Peace Basketball Club in his community. Over the past 8 years he has been an active coach in AAU basketball, travelling the eastern seaboard with his nationally ranked middle school team, in addition to his years of service as a coach with Stamford Youth Soccer. Darrell can always be found in a gym, park or driveway watching, coaching and training future basketball stars!

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