Diana MacArthur co-founded Dynamac Corporation, a science, engineering, and technology company specializing in natural resources management and ecological restoration; environmental management and compliance; life, earth, and space sciences; and defense services and homeland security. Dynamac provides services to more than 20 federal agencies, including NASA, EPA, and DOD, and numerous state, regional, and commercial clients. Earlier, Mrs. MacArthur was the Director of the Washington, D.C., office and Vice President of a public relations firm in the Interpublic Group; was Director of the Office of Private and International Organizations, the Peace Corps; and managed a health education clearinghouse and outreach center for General Electric, which was under contract to an NIH institute.
In recognition of her expertise in science and technology policy and technology transfer, Mrs. MacArthur was appointed by President Clinton to the President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). She participated in PCAST studies on energy, biodiversity, information infrastructure protection, and national security.
Mrs. MacArthur serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation (President, Board of Directors), the Science & Technology Corporation @ University of New Mexico, the Lady Bird Johnson National Wildflower Research Center, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation, the Santa Fe Opera and the Santa Fe Institute. Previously, she served on the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She was a member of the Board of Visitors of the Menninger-Baylor College of Medicine, the Methodist Hospital Foundation, and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute. She was also a member of the Business-Higher Education Forum (Executive Committee) and the Council on Competitiveness.
Mrs. MacArthur holds a B.A. in economics from Vassar College, where she was elected to Phi Betta Kappa. She received the 1993 KPMG Peat Marwick High Tech Entrepreneur Award, which honors invididuals who have contributed significantly to the community and to the advancement of the high-technollogy industry.