Darren Rich

Director of Development and Partnerships

Darren joins SMU DataArts from the world of orchestra management. He served as Executive Director of both the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra and the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. Prior to that he was a Fellow at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management and has also served in fundraising roles for several other orchestras and cultural organizations. Darren has a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering with a minor in Music from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


Cultural Pursuits

I’ve played the clarinet for 25+ years and continue to play in community bands and orchestras.



San Rafael, CA *#3 Most Arts-Vibrant mid-sized city in 2019, woot woot!*


Hidden Skill

Martial Arts | Wrestling | Tae Kwon Do | Krav Maga | Tai Chi


Secretly Wishes To Be