Get to Know: Darcey Palmer-Shultz!

Name: Darcey Palmer-Shultz
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Start Date: January 2006

I am a former Big Sister – in both Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.

My favorite memory from working at BBBSCI is … My favorite memories are all of the times people came together to do something hard that mattered – Six Sigma projects, serving more kids, the RISE campaign, a new building, adapting to serve new populations, solving problems, etc.

What I love most about my job is … There are too many things. I love meeting and knowing so many good people who choose BBBS to be a part of their lives. I love that I’m constantly learning and we’re constantly evolving – even after being with BBBS for 16 years; we don’t sit still. Most of all, I love the easy alignment between my personal values and the work we do.

How has mentoring played a role in your life? I’ve always gravitated toward people who care about me but also challenge me, and I’ve been fortunate to have a long list of people I consider mentors and advisors. These relationships have helped me pursue or do hard things for which I didn’t feel ready, learn and adapt, and sometimes just feel encouraged and valuable.

When I’m not at work, you can find me … at Starbucks.

What is your favorite spot(s) in Indy? Indianapolis Motor Speedway…obviously.

Contact Darcey at or 317-472-3727.

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