Darlene Luccio Jordan is the Executive Director of the Gerald R. Jordan Foundation, a nonprofit organization named for her husband that supports education, health and medical research, youth services, and the arts. In 2012, she was awarded the Fordham Founder’s Award, honoring her outstanding philanthropic commitment to her Alma Mater, Fordham University. Darlene recently completed a 14 year term on the Fordham Board of Directors where she served as a Member of the Executive Committee and was Chair of the Development and University Relations Committee. She is the Co-Chair of the $175 million Financial Aid Campaign and of the successfully completed $500 million comprehensive campaign.
Darlene served as a National Finance Co-Chair for Mitt Romney for President in 2008 and 2012. In 2014, she was the State Finance Chair for Governor Rick Scott’s successful Gubernatorial re-election campaign and raised $101 million and in 2018, she served as the Finance Chair for Rick Scott’s successful race for Senate.
In April 2016, she was appointed to the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida where she is the Chair of Academic and Student Affairs and Vice Chair of Academic and Research Excellence. In March 2017 she was appointed to the Constitution Revision Commission of the State of Florida. She received Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Women of Distinction Award in March 2017 for her commitment to her community and educational causes and the 2020 Republican Party of Palm Beach County Life Time Achievement Award to be recognized in March 2020. Darlene is a Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and a member of the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Darlene is a trustee of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and a member of the Board of Directors for Oxbridge Academy, Rosarian Academy, and the Town of Palm Beach United Way.
Darlene is a former Assistant Attorney General for the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, where she served in the Insurance Fraud Division from 1996 to 1999. Previously, she was an Assistant District Attorney in the Norfolk District Attorney’s office, from 1991 through 1996. She managed the DA’s office in the Stoughton District Court and was responsible for all cases originating from the five surrounding towns. In addition, she helped to implement and manage a new one-tier trial system in the Dedham District Court, supervised student prosecutors, and assisted in the management of the Dedham Juvenile District Court.
Darlene received her Bachelor of Arts in 1989 from Fordham University and her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law in 1992. She has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar since 1992 and the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts since 1993. Darlene and her husband Jerry live in Palm Beach, FL with their daughter Charlotte.