With nearly two decades providing strategic communications counsel to political, government and corporate leaders, Darrel is an expert in leading public affairs, corporate communications, thought leadership and issues management for health care payer, provider and digital health clients.
Prior to joining W2O, he spent five years at Anthem, Inc., where he led communications for the health insurer’s West Region. Darrel also led the digital response to Anthem’s 2014 cyber attack, which affected 80 million Americans.
Darrel cut his teeth in the world of campaign politics and health policy. He has worked on three presidential campaigns – most recently as the Director of Vice Presidential Rapid Response for the Romney campaign in 2012. He has also served as a spokesperson for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California Department of Insurance. He earned a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley and is based in Sacramento.