Diane Schwartz is the CEO of Ragan Communications, a media and training company that serves communicators with best-in-class events, training, membership organizations and award-winning service journalism with the Ragan, PR Daily, Communications Week and Workplace Wellness Insider brands. Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council is the premier peer-to-peer organization for communicators. She joined Ragan in 2019 after 23 years at Access Intelligence, where she was senior vice president and group publisher of the Media Communications Group. A former journalist and author of two unfinished books, Diane also serves on the board of the Institute of Public Relations, is a wish granter for Make-A-Wish and a volunteer for the Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, CT, where she lives. She has a very patient husband, two wonderful children and a rescue dog.