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Darlene Hayes

Membership Director

WICN Public Radio welcomes new Membership Director, Darlene Hayes.  Darlene comes to WICN with a strong background in business development and officially joined #teamwicn in November 2017. Darlene is a proud alumni of Regis College with degrees in Economics/Communications and Marketing/Public Relations. She brings with her a passion and experience with non profits, membership relations, sponsorship development, volunteer management and fundraising skills. Darlene sought out the station as someplace she felt would support her enthusiasm for WICN's music and programming. coupled along with her networking prowess and creativity, Darlene brings her professional experience as a Certified Event Planner (CEP) and Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) to WICN, she has turn keyed small and large scale events for over twenty years for non profits, community organizations,and private clientele that include grassroots fundraisers, professional sporting events, concerts to galas at Gillette Stadium. She has a desire to build upon the station's community outreach efforts and has plans to develop the Membership Experience here at WICN with focus on enhancing WICN's member benefits, creating events, galas, educational partnerships and programs both here at WICN's performance "Studio 50" and in the community to increase WICN's cultural presence in central New England. 

Darlene in her personal life is a wife to Michael and mother of two; Andrew and Melissa who are her absolute pride and joy. She resides in Hopkinton, where she is very active in her community and even co-hosts a local access television show on HCAM called Hopkinton Coffee Break which is a weekly talk show discussing local events and happenings, in 2016 she was the recipient of HCAM's Producer of the Year award. She a member of board of directors of the Hopkinton's Chamber of Commerce, a member of Hopkinton's 2030 economic development committee, the Hopkinton Cultural Council; a local partner of Massachusets Cultural Council and several other organizations within her community and personal interests. In 2015 Darlene was recognized by the MA State House of Representatives for outstanding contributions to her community. When not here at WICN supporting our membership and community outreach initiatives she enjoys time in Wells, Maine and "home at the lake"-Lake Maspenock in Hopkinton with her family and friends. 

Fun Fact about Darlene:  She has never watched a horror movie.


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