Darnell Tyler is Director of Real Estate Planning & Community Relations for NBCUniversal’s Global Real Estate department. Darnell’s responsibilities include managing and overseeing internal and external communications for the Universal City Evolution Plan, a comprehensive 25-year blueprint for future development of the 391-acre Universal City property which is home to Universal Studios – the world’s largest working studio – as well as CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park, Los Angeles’ leading tourism destination. He’s also responsible working with the local community groups and business organizations around Universal City and works closely with Los Angeles City Councilmember Raman, Los Angeles City Councilmember Kerkorian and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kuehl’s offices on various community projects and Universal City real estate related issues. He managed the restack of 10 UCP office building after NBCUniversal purchased the building which allowed NBCUniversal to bring employees and production from a Comcast facility in West LA.
He has worked for NBCUniversal for over 20 years and several changes in ownership. Prior to Universal, Darnell worked for the National Weather Service at Los Angeles International Airport briefing international pilots. Darnell was a meteorologist and served seven years with the United States Air Force with 4 years supporting President George H.W. Bush.
Darnell currently serves on:
· Comcast NBCUniversal Black Employee Network (BEN)– Advisory Committee
· Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association – Board Member
· Central City Association – Board Member
· LAEDC – Board Member
· East Valley YMCA – Board Member
· East Valley YMCA Golf committee – Committee Member
· Los Angeles Police Foundation – Board Member
· Valley Economic Alliance
1. Management Committee
· Hollywood Heritage Museum – Advisory Board Member
· Providence St. Joseph Foundation – Golf Committee Member
· Valley Industry and Commerce Association – Board Member
1. Executive Committee
2. Transportation Committee
3. Sports, Entertainment & Tourism Committee
4. Government Affairs Committee
I was a San Fernando Valley Business Journals 40 under 40 Award Honoree, VICA’s Harmon Ballin Community Service
Award and Studio City Residents Association Excellence in the Community Service Award recipient.
Darnell attended Memphis State University
Darnell grew up in Memphis, Tn and Chicago, Il. He enjoys spending time at his family’s Ford dealership in Simi Valley, traveling, golf and attending live entertainment and sporting events. He lives in Simi Valley with his wife, Debbie.
The best advice I’ve ever received is from a good friend, Steve Carlston, President and GM of NBC4. “You can’t change the world by yourself, but we can all effect change by influencing in our immediate circle by lifting where we stand.”
My favorite book is Becoming a Resonant Leader by Annie McKee and Driven from Within : Michael Jordan.
The top of my bucket list is an African Safari.