Audrey Darley Welch

Vice President, Defense, Darley Defense, W.S. Darley & Co.

Audrey Darley Welch is the Vice President, Defense, for Darley Defense, W.S. Darley & Company’s military distribution business and largest division. In her role, Audrey manages a team responsible for the company’s partnerships with key suppliers of tactical and firefighting products and services.

Audrey, a fourth-generation family member, joined the company in 2014. Prior to joining the family business, Audrey worked in Commercial Banking. She graduated with a Finance degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In her time at Darley, Audrey has served as Chair of the G4 Advisory Group, board member of the William J. Darley Charity Fund, and member of the Company’s Management Team and Strategic Planning Committee. She has also led efforts to improve employee benefits and culture, including recently assisting with the development of a formal remote work policy.

Outside of the business, Audrey is passionate about personal and professional development.  She served on the YPO NextGen (YNG) Board for 6 years. Audrey was highlighted in Family Business Magazine as NextGens to Watch 2020.