Darlington's Career Day will feature a keynote address by Rachel (Gross) Langley ('89, LD '13), vice president of meetings and events at Visa, on Feb. 4 at 8:30 a.m. in Morris Chapel. All students in grades 9-12 will participate in the special event and Langley's address will be live streamed here.
"We are so thrilled to welcome Rachel back to Darlington for Career Day," said Vicki Vincent, director of alumni relations. "She is so full of energy and has done some truly amazing things in her career. I know her story will resonate with our students and inspire them as they plan for the future."
In her role at Visa, Langley is responsible for the strategic direction of 75+ annual internal and external events to grow Visa's brand and client relationships. She leads the content development for C-level meetings and events to reinforce the company's vision and strategy.
Serving as the executive producer of Visa Payments Forum, the payment industry's largest client symposium, Langley spearheads a team of all-stars to deliver a multi-day program of inspiration, innovation, and knowledge sharing. Using her expertise in storytelling, she creates memorable experiences and impactful engagements at Visa's sponsorships with FIFA, Olympics and the NFL.
Langley is a graduate of Stephens College with a B.F.A in Theatre. While at Stephens, she gained experience in both theater and communications. Prior to her work at Visa, Langley had her own event consulting business in New York City and also held positions at well-known companies like Univision, AOL and L'Oreal, to name a few.
Click here to read an article about Langley, a former member of Darlington's Board of Trustees, that was published in a 2018 issue of Darlington Magazine.
Darlington's Career Day sessions, led by 36 additional alumni, will cover a broad range of interests. Career fields represented range from business, medicine and law to entertainment, consulting, research, and more. Alumni speakers include Allen Babcock ('00, LD '20), Charlotte Baker ('02), Kristi (Buice) Brigman ('05), Hunter Brooks ('10), Tim Chestnut ('86), Jake Cook ('04), C.J. Cypress III ('07, LD '14), Dr. Ali (Terrell) Daniels ('08), Elliott Echols ('08), Andy Gates ('02), Megan Healy ('13), Wes Henderson ('06, LD '15), Robert Hortman ('99, LD '18), Dr. Jim Hudson ('81), Dr. Chas Jackson ('98), Dr. Cline Jackson ('98), Abraham Johnson ('15), Mike Jones ('04, LD '16), Thomas Kuckhoff ('09, LD '19), Samantha LaBrasca, Rachel (Gross) Langley ('89, LD '13), Hannah Jon Lewis ('16), Paula Lyon-Womack ('88), Maggie (Sparks) Mathis ('11), Alex Murray ('02), Sneh Patel ('10), Tyler Pearson ('99), Ethan Pender ('16), Dr. Beau Pollard ('10), Morgan Pollard ('13), Jeremy Powell ('99), Mark Rogers ('94, LD '12), Justin Rufen-Blanchette ('08), Aria (Anderson) Simpson ('94), Katie (Flint) Smith ('09) and Peter Whatley ('06).
Career Day is sponsored biannually by Darlington School's Alumni Council.