Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California
BS, Business Administration/Accounting, University of Dayton
Designated Design-Build Professional, DBIA
DAWIA Level III, Contracting
DAWIA Level II, Program Management
Professional Experience Summary
Diana has over thirty-two years of experience and demonstrated expertise in Federal contracting, acquisition strategy development and implementation. In her sixteen years with the Air Force as a contracting officer, procurement analyst, and integrated product team (IPT) leader, she developed specific skills related to the acquisition of major weapon systems, services, and science & technology. She provided expert business advice on the development and production of chemical/biological warfare, F100 engines, B-52 modernization, and covert programs. She created and oversaw acquisition policies in source selection and past performance. Diana acted as an Air Force consultant to lead program offices in the development of acquisition strategies and successful application of acquisition tenets. She was a deputy project manager and the Acquisition and Contracting Leader in the Pentagon Renovation Program, overseeing contracts valued at $4+ billion for construction, services, and information technology. She played a leading role in turning around failing construction business processes and introduced new acquisition concepts to the Program that are directly accountable for its overwhelming success. Diana also managed the issuance and definitization of letter contracts valued at $760 million for the emergency repair and recovery of the Pentagon as a result of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack. In her private consulting practice, Diana has provided subject matter expertise on the acquisition of construction services in an integrated project delivery setting to clients including the Army Corps of Engineers, Hurricane Protection Office in New Orleans and the California Prison Health Care Receiver. She lectures for the Design-Build Institute of America and is a member of its National Board of Directors.