Darlene McDonald is a published author, technology professional and social activist. She’s active in her community and serves on many boards. She’s served on many boards including as Chair of the Utah Black Roundtable. In 2020, Ms. McDonald was elected Democratic National Committeewoman for Utah and appointed to the Salt Lake City Racial Equity in Policing Commission. A Quaker, Ms. McDonald also serves on the board for the American Friends Service Committee and the Friends Relations Committee. She started 1Utah Project, a non-profit organization to encourage civic engagement and participation among communities of color in Utah.
Ms. McDonald is regularly interviewed on race relations and is a frequent guest on college campuses, television, and radio. Ms McDonald believes strongly that we must invest in technology and education to prepare our country and workers for a global economy and diverse workforce. She lives in South Salt Lake with her husband, Michael.