President and CEO
Diane Christman leads The Cable Center’s work to build on the activation of Vision 2025, the expansion of the Intrapreneurship Academy, and the investment in creating a vibrant community for resource and idea sharing through thought leadership. She will advance the Vision 2025 strategic planning initiative implementation in collaboration with The Cable Center team and board after co-leading the effort in 2020 and 2021.
Diane brings 30 years of experience building partnerships that drive growth and create value. She is respected for her diplomatic style and global perspective, valued by an industry inventing the future of high-quality video content and Gigabit-speed connectivity for residential and business customers in U.S. and international markets. Diane joined The Cable Center in 2006 as vice president, marketing and development. She was promoted to senior vice president, programs and development in 2009 and senior vice president, development and chief program officer in 2019. She became president and CEO in January of 2022.
Since she joined The Cable Center, Diane has been responsible for creation of The Center’s $10 million Chairman’s Fund endowment campaign (approaching completion); partnerships supporting The Cable Center’s Mavericks Lecture Series, Cable Mavericks Masters Forum, and Cable Center Customer Centric Consortium (C5) initiatives; increasingly successful Cable Hall of Fame events; and organizational re-branding.
Diane has held professional nonprofit leadership positions since 1990. Before joining The Cable Center, she was Director of Advancement and Communication at The Denver Public Library, where she led the library’s fundraising, promotions, marketing and public relations programs.
Previously, Diane served in leadership roles with the Denver Dumb Friends League and the Lupus Foundation of America, North Texas Chapter. Early in her career, she held positions with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapter in Ft. Worth and the Arthritis Foundation’s Alabama Chapter Southeast Branch.
Diane has served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was president of the organization’s Colorado chapter. She is an active volunteer and former board member of Women in Cable Telecommunications Rocky Mountain chapter. She has also served on the board of Fast Forward to Literacy.
Diane holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Colorado State University. She lives in Denver with her husband and daughter and enjoys travel, skiing, and reading. She is an aspiring artist and drummer.