Diane has enjoyed a varied career in the arts, starting with her formation of a reparatory company in Roanoke, Virginia to receiving a variety of Emmys and Academy Awards for Hollywood motion picture studios, and as an independent film producer. She was the senior producer and project supervisor for Dreamworks SKG, a project director and producer for Home Box Office, a studio executive for Walt Disney Productions, and a co-producer for Paramount Pictures.
Prior to leaving her executive director position at the Chenango Arts Council, Diane held many positions at arts organizations in New York City. As the executive director for the Kennedy Center honoree, Martina Arroyo’s foundation, she managed strategic planning and fundraising, and accelerated the foundation’s financial capacity to twice its original size. As the manager of season sales and patron giving for Carnegie Hall, American Ballet Theatre, NY Philharmonic, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, she increased overall donations by more than 20 percent annually.