Daryl Flowers is one of our most dedicated volunteers at United Way of Allen County, currently sitting on both our Governance Committee and our Marketing Committee. He has spent over 30 years of his career in insurance & reinsurance and works at Swiss Re Life & Health where he leads the Technical Accounting Operations Support and Quality Assurance Teams for the U.S. and Canada. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports, flying miniature drones indoors, and playing video games. As a Chicago native, he roots for many Chicago teams like the White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks, and the Bulls. And now as a converted Hoosier, he also roots for the Indianapolis Colts. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Daryl enjoyed traveling as well as attending his grandchildren’s games or events. Speaking of his grandchildren, he has ten of them, with the eleventh on the way! He is married to his wife, Veronica, who is an incredibly loving and supportive partner and together they have five children. Daryl describes himself as a hardworking and loyal guy with a love for mentoring others. At the end of the day, he’s a kid at heart and loves to enjoy all that life has to offer.
Daryl has been a volunteer at United Way of Allen County for 15 years. He is one of our longest-standing volunteers and has helped us with a variety of projects over the years. Before he sat on the Governance Committee and Marketing Committees, he served three terms on the Board of Directors, served as the Governance Committee Chair, Marketing Committee Chair, and the Diversity & Inclusion Chair. The reason he is so committed to United Way is because he believes that we make Allen County a greater community for all. Daryl explains that “United Way of Allen County understands all the major drivers that impact this community. United Way of Allen County connects the community and champions the causes that can help to make a difference in the lives of our residents.”
Daryl moved to Allen County over 25 years ago and the growth that he has seen in this community has been astronomical. When he first moved here, he and his family used to travel to Chicago and Indianapolis for entertainment, but not any longer. With Allen County’s commitment to its parks like Headwaters, trails, infrastructure, and new entertainment such as The Clyde Theatre and Sweetwater Pavilion, his family does not have to go too far to have a good time. While Daryl has been excited to see all of Allen County’s growth, he knows there’s room for improvement. He hopes to see greater emphasis placed on STEM and the arts for youth, not just on recreational sports, so children can have a more well-rounded childhood. He also hopes to see more resources poured into business development, for example start-up incubators and mentoring so we can attract and retain great businesses. Most of all, he hopes that Allen County residents and future residents will all bring something to make Allen County a better place. Daryl says that “everyone has a talent and something to contribute. Your perspective matters. We need you.” Thank you, Daryl, for your commitment to United Way and the greater Allen County community. Thanks to your commitment, we have been able to grow and become better over time.