Diane Beckman, Secretary and Parliamentarian
Diane is recently retired from rewarding work in business focused in sales, marketing and business management. She enjoyed the diversity of working for a variety of large and small, public and private companies in retail, marketing and manufacturing including Target, Electro-Graph, Plansee, and others. Over a wide range of projects, the benefit of using a targeted strategic approach gained sustained success in Europe, Asia, and the US.
With a deep understanding of the similarities as well as the differences there are in people, companies, cultures, she uses that knowledge to build alliances. She exhibits a combination of big picture view with the important attention to detail to garner successful results. Even in the face of adversity she stays true to her ethics for truth, honesty, and fairness in all her dealings. She appreciates the value of teamwork and demonstrates strong collaborative team building skills (laughing together is good) to achieve great results.
Growing up in rural Minnesota, Diane acquired a true appreciation of the wonder of nature. To this day she still takes time to enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Her enjoyment of farming has translated to a joy of gardening in the urban setting. Other leisure time enjoyments include traveling, cooking, outdoor activities like hiking and golf, and reading. Diane enjoys include music, teaching, activities with kids, care giving for seniors, activities that benefit homeless, low income elderly and the working poor. Some of her favorite volunteer places include TACO, Resounding Joy, and Calvary Lutheran Church.