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.