About Smiroldo Communications
Diane Smiroldo is President of Smiroldo Communications where she advises and manages blue-chip corporations, trade associations and non-profits. With more than 30 years’ experience, Diane is a decisive, energetic leader and is keenly insightful and a strategic and tactical planner as well as influential project manager. Diane is skilled in positioning clients for maximum exposure and increased global opportunities. She has a proven track record in positioning C-suite executives and subject matter experts as important thought leaders and has delivered world-class events in Washington, DC and other capitals around the globe.
Throughout her career, Diane has managed national and international public affairs and PR strategies, award-winning education campaigns, grassroots programs and global communications for technology, commercial space, franchise/restaurants, healthcare and patient advocacy groups, startups, telecommunications and energy corporations, and associations. She has established relationships with reporters and editors in leading international, national and trade publications in the policy, technology, space/aerospace, public sector, cyber security, defense/intelligence, healthcare, environment and energy industries.
Prior to establishing her own firm, Diane spent several years at a leading public affairs agency, working with technology and financial services clients. Her experience also includes serving as Vice President of Public Affairs at the Business Software Alliance for 15+ years where she managed all facets of global communications and award-winning public affairs programs. During her tenure at BSA, the association tripled its membership by building brand, clout and global presence. Diane also worked at the Edison Electric Institute where she directed issue-specific public relations campaigns and managed high-profile events and several coalitions.
As part of her career, Diane developed and directed communications strategies for numerous grassroots campaigns including Americans for Computer Privacy, Alliance for Digital Progress, Creative Incentive Coalition and Global Climate Coalition. She served as a Non-government Observer at the United Nations Working Group on Global Warming and managed an extensive media team at the first Global Summit.