About Darlene Hyde
Darlene taps into her 25 years of experience in communication, project management and business operations to deliver purposeful and creative solutions to our clients’ communication challenges.
Since joining Davis & Company, Darlene has helped a variety of clients, including BD, Bank of Montreal, Carnival Cruise Lines and ITT develop and implement communication strategy to reach, engage and motivate their employees.
Darlene holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and sociology from Douglass College, Rutgers University.
Q&A with Darlene Hyde
What is the most satisfying or memorable project you’ve worked on?
Helping a client deconstruct her organization’s complicated strategy and communicate it to employees using simple language and visuals. To be a witness when leaders realized the value of what we do as communicators was truly both memorable and satisfying.
Who (or what) inspires you in your work?
People who know their stuff. Whether it’s a technical skill, a creative flair or expertise in strategic counsel, I’m inspired by watching people working their craft.
What was your first job?
Working at a video store. I loved the people contact as well as being exposed to films that I would never have even heard of, both good and bad. (I watched a lot of blissfully bad movies in the ’80s!)
What's your passion?
Getting organized. I’m always working on simultaneous projects so I make quite a mess, which I like to think of as “organized chaos.” Everything really does have a place, even though it doesn’t appear that way.
What is your favorite brainstorming activity?
Any kind of game that gets people out of their seats and their normal way of thinking. (Try giant inflatable dice!)
Where's the most memorable place you've traveled to?
I’ve visited the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii and the Place of Refuge on the Big Island of Hawaii. Both are historic, sacred and peaceful places.
What do you like to do on the weekends?
I love to watch my kids play sports. Between soccer, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse and tournaments sprinkled in, I’m often running from one event to another—and enjoying every minute. Top off the night with a backyard fire pit and I’m ready for Monday, recharged and refreshed.
What’s your favorite song?
The Star-Spangled Banner. Second favorite: O Canada. Both remind me of being at a hockey game.
What are three things you can’t live without?
My kids—Emily, Cammy and Henry.