Diana's leadership has earned her accolades such as the State Journal’s Who’s Who in West Virginia Business award and the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Junior Achievement presented her with a Laureate award and selected her for membership in its Business Hall of Fame.
Her business acumen was lauded in the book, Jumpstart Your Awesome Film Production Company; and political candidates, corporations and non-profit organizations repeatedly seek her strategic communications consulting.
But perhaps most important of all, she builds and keeps relationships with clients, many of whom have been with MotionMasters from the beginning. Founded on Groundhog Day (Feb. 2) in 1987, the company has been producing award-winning television content for more than 30 years.
Diana is a veteran of the communications industry, serving as the CEO of MotionMasters since 1988, and prior to that as its vice president and executive producer. With more than three decades in the communications industry, she has led innumerable public relations, advertising, marketing and political campaigns designed to educate, motivate and persuade. Under her direction, the company has evolved from a film and video firm serving West Virginia clients to an award-winning producer of educational media and documentaries that are distributed nationally.
In addition to leading MotionMasters, Diana is very active in the community. She is a past president of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam, a group she has been actively involved with since 1990. In addition to her board responsibilities, she led the turnaround for the organization’s retail operation as director of the ReStore Advisory team.
She also served on the Charleston Area Alliance Board of Directors and was a key player in that organization’s formation in 2004. A Rotarian since 1990, she is a former member of the Charleston Rotary Club’s Board of Directors, and chaired the group’s Community Service committee. She also served on the Board of Directors of ALEF, the Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation, to provide college scholarships to young men and women from Appalachia. She was a co-founder and co-chair of the Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation’s Children’s Fund Gala and is a member of Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist. Diana was the co-coordinator of Celebration Station, Charleston’s community playground built entirely by volunteer labor.
In 2015, she was elected chairwoman of The Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, the largest regional Chamber of Commerce in West Virginia. The organization represents more than 600 businesses and their 40,000 employees. A native of Weirton, W. Va., she holds two degrees from Marshall University — a B.A. in Journalism; and an M.B.A., the latter of which she completed in 2004.