Chief Operating Officer
Darren traces his talent with numbers back to high school, where he placed first in the Oklahoma State championship for accounting as a Future Business Leader of America. He topped that by graduating with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Oklahoma as a double major in Accountancy and Finance. After an internship at Kerr-McGee and three years at USFreightways, Darren joined Award Concepts in 2002 as Accounting Manager. Promoted to Controller in 2006. Again promoted in 2015 and currently serving as our Chief Operating Officer he’s a key part of our management group with responsibilities in many areas of our business. But don’t think this Certified Public Accountant spends all his time crunching numbers.
Darren is accomplished in indoor and outdoor rock climbing, racquetball, hiking, fishing and spelunking (a fancy term for caving). His outdoor interests have taken him to Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Come to think of it, Darren’s the ideal target for our Weekend Warrior gift collection!