Darlene Johnson

Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer at Suncoast Credit Union


With 34 years of credit union experience, Darlene Johnson is a transformational leader who prioritizes team development, organization behavior, planning, and growth. Inspired by her passion for innovative solutions, Johnson has designed and launched countless initiatives, including her Florida-based credit union’s indirect lending program, leading to a 70% indirect lending portfolio and 25% membership growth. Among her many professional designations and certifications, Johnson is a Certified Credit Union Executive, a CUNA Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor, and a CUNA Certified Lending Specialist. She completed the Disruptive Transformation program at Harvard Business School and has extensive community and industry service experience, including creating the CUNA COO Roundtable and co-founding the Hernando County Women’s Correctional Institution Financial Lit. Johnson serves as Vice Chair for Hank’s Hope and Hillsborough Community College Foundation.