Daryl Wright

Chief Strategy Officer

Daryl has had over 15 years’ experience in senior leadership roles as a Senior Director and Vice President at YouthBuild USA and as Board President at Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation. Also, he serves on the board of the Root Cause Institute. Before coming to Emerald Cities, Wright was Principal Consultant at Proprentice Knight a consulting firm working with clients on community engagement, workforce, and supplier development in high-demand sectors.

Daryl has extensive experience building and sustaining collaborations focused on successful outcomes for individuals living in low-income communities. He has expertise in community development, workforce development, and youth development. He has worked with community-based organizations, unions, business associations, and employers developing innovative programs and taking them to scale. He is the author of 50 publications, most written under government contracts.

Daryl has a master’s degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University. A serious practitioner of the Japanese martial arts, he has a 3rd degree black belt in Japanese Jiu JitSu and is currently studying Aikido. He is married and has one daughter.