Prior to working with Benchmark, Daryl was the media relations lead for Basin Electric, a major North Dakota power supply group. At Basin, he responded to media inquiries from around the world, including 60 Minutes, CNN, BBC radio and television, Swedish Public Radio, Tokyo Broadcasting, South Korean Public Television and many others. Daryl’s expertise is in planning and directing communication programs to meet specific audience goals, and he is also a very talented writer and speaker, having contributed to many publications and executive speeches over 30 years.

Daryl also served as spokesperson and tour guide to more than 38,000 people for a power plant that attracted worldwide attention with its cutting edge technology. He planned and coordinated dozens of groundbreaking and dedication events for power plants, wind projects and special events. During his free time, Daryl serves on the board for an education foundation; he also enjoys hunting and the great outdoors of North Dakota, Montana and other beautiful places.