Diane Hessan is President and CEO of Communispace, one of the fastest growing social networking companies in the country.
Diane has spent her 30-year career helping companies become customer-focused—both as a business executive, and as co-author of the best selling book Customer-Centered Growth: Five Strategies for Building Competitive Advantage. She has received many awards and citations for her leadership, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (National Finalist), and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year. In addition to her professional recognition, Diane is quoted frequently in the business media and is a highly sought-after speaker and expert in the marketing arena.
Diane has committed time and energy sitting on the boards of numerous organizations including The Business Innovation Factory, the Progressive Business Leaders Network, the Mass Technology Leadership Council, Horizons for Homeless Children, The Boston Philharmonic, Stand for Children, and the Tufts Alumni Council.
A summa cum laude graduate of Tufts University, Diane received an MBA from Harvard Business School.more » « less