Diane Schroder


Diane brings with her over 20 years of experience in the meeting and conferences sector for Fortune 500 companies and the non-profit sector. Diane received the “International Smart Women in Meetings Award for 2018” as an industry leader worldwide.

Diane’s career spans the gamut from multi-day conferences in New York, Dallas and Vegas to incentive trips in Orlando, San Francisco and abroad. Making her way through the industry, Diane has handled the complete logistical, planning and budgetary management of her events, along with taking them right through to completion and post-event analysis.

She managed hotel/vendor negotiations, catering, audio visual, housing, floor plans, entertainment, transportation, coordination of tradeshow and exhibits, on and off-site events for groups ranging from a few dozen to over 24,000 attendees with budgets averaging $1.5 – $15M.

Diane’s team approach to planning has always incorporated her suppliers into the fold, along with her planning team, forming a cohesive unit that executes on the best in the industry events.

Diane gained her certificate in event management from Rosen School of Hospitality/UCF and previously held the position of Vice President of Tampa Bay MPI chapter.

What Clients Say

Tim Licitra

Tim Licitra

Executive Director Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

“…Diane came to us at a time of transition and was able to provide stability to our event planning process. Her insight and skillset allowed us to shift our focus from coordinating the event, to strategically planning for its growth, which we were able to quickly achieve with her help.

Her abilities to collaborate well with staff and empower volunteers has allowed Diane to excel with our Society and she is someone that we all look forward to working with on a regular basis. We consider her an important member of the IES team."

Amy Williams

Amy Williams

Event Manager, Vertiv

“…Diane’s guidance was invaluable. She negotiated with the hotel to create a menu that met our needs while maintaining the budget, cross-checked the hotel rooming list with our registration list and contacted individuals who had not yet made reservations to reduce our risk for attrition, maintained registration lists for activities managed by the Destination Management Company and worked onsite to provide support for registration and billing.

Since 2016, I’ve worked with Diane again on multiple events. She’s diligent, hard-working and enthusiastic. I trust Diane to provide excellent support to our events. She would be an great addition to your planning team.”

Lisa Bartato

Lisa Bartato

Executive Assistant for the President/CEO, Hubbard Construction

“…Diane has the industry resources and professional knowledge that helped Hubbard Construction host an amazing event for our international partner. I will be forever grateful for her guidance with this event and plan to work with her on future events.”