Diane’s professional and volunteer leadership experiences over the past 15 years endow her with the skills, knowledge and creative approach necessary to produce successful communication and development strategies, as well as implement them. Her tactical style with program and process formulation results in comprehensive, audience-driven plans that work to accomplish specific and measurable goals. With a gift for words, Diane has the talent to craft concise, meaningful communications for use in a wide range of platforms—from speech and script writing, to proposals, grants and program plans. Addressing clients’ needs for whole strategies, she maximizes the use of all tools available, integrating new social media with traditional methods.

Diane spent more than eight years working in the non-profit sector, most recently as assistant director of financial development at the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus. In that role, she was responsible for programs that raised more than $500,000 annually by engaging volunteer committees, developing corporate relationships, producing major events, managing administrative processes and communicating constantly with a variety of constituencies. Her success was celebrated in 2008 when she was presented with the organization’s “Award for Employee Excellence” at both local and regional levels, given to recognize her exemplary record of exceeding established standards in her role, creating solutions to improve processes and programs, and demonstrating initiative in advancing the mission of the American Red Cross.

Additionally, Diane served more than six years as a volunteer director for the International Special Event Society (ISES) Columbus Chapter, a non-profit association dedicated to educating and promoting special event professionals. Her leadership of ISES provided great practice in developing programs for industry peers, understanding membership/constituency needs, organizing resources and nurturing leadership succession for organizations. With more than 15 years of event production experience, Diane understands the administration, organization and execution aspects necessary to incorporate events strategically into a comprehensive communication plan.

Diane earned her BA in English at The Ohio State University, where she was a member of Mirrors and Mortar Board honor societies. She recently participated as a member of the 2008-09 class of the Fellowship for Emerging Women Leaders in Nonprofits, a program conducted by the Jefferson Center at the Academy for Leadership and Governance in Columbus, Ohio. She currently seeks clients that will engage her in challenging projects, and, ultimately, find success in mutually enriching partnerships.

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