Darlington School: Episode 44: Career Day Keynote by Rachel (Gross) Langley ('89, LD '13) 
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Episode 44: Career Day Keynote by Rachel (Gross) Langley (’89, LD ’13)

February 10, 2022 | 187 views

Welcome to Episode 44 of The Darlington Podcast! 

In this special Career Day episode, listen to Rachel (Gross) Langley ('89, LD '13), vice president of meetings and events at Visa, give her Career Day keynote address on Feb. 4. In it, she shares her five strategies for success while weaving in stories from her time at Darlington and beyond. 

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, she 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. 

About Darlington Connects:Darlington Connects

Every member of the Darlington Community has countless Darlington connections, especially in the work world. By supporting each other's careers and life goals, we are better connecting our students, alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and grandparents.

  • Share more about your career in a Darlington Connects spotlight on our website or social media
  • Lend your expertise to a current student or recent graduate
  • Connect with others in your field or your geographic area via our Alumni Directory or our Darlington Connects group on LinkedIn
  • Volunteer to be one of our guest speakers at Career Day

Click here to read more about how to get involved in Darlington Connects and email connect@darlingtonschool.org with questions.  


The Darlington Podcast is a collaboration between the communication and advancement teams, and is hosted by various members of the school community. Episodes are released each Thursday morning and available on most podcast platforms (search for The Darlington Podcast in your podcast player). Once new episodes are posted, you'll also be able to find them at www.darlingtonschool.org/podcast. Please subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so that you'll get the latest episode each week! 

The Darlington Podcast intro music was written and performed by Elliot Luitwieler ('22) and Kathryn Davidson ('22). Carson Raymond, director of major gifts, lends his voice, and editing and production is handled by Tannika King, director of communications.

If you have ideas for future episodes or have any questions about The Darlington Podcast, please email communications@darlingtonschool.org