Darrin Utynek is the first Chief Executive Officer of Bernie’s Book Bank. Prior to joining the team as CEO, Darrin served as Chief Operating Officer of the American Red Cross. His responsibilities included business operations of the Chicago and Northern Illinois Region, the fourth largest region in the country. Prior to that, he served with the Habitat Company, a national property management and development company where he was responsible for strategic planning and the reorganization of business operations in Atlanta, St. Louis and Chicago.
Darrin also spent nine years with the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. At the YMCA, he served as Senior Director of Risk Management for seven years and was a Director of Operations for a branch for the previous three years. In addition, he served as an interim Executive Director at a branch and was responsible for rebuilding its board and leadership.