Diane Schwartz is the CEO of Ragan Communications, a leading media company that serves communicators worldwide with education, networking and unparalleled event experiences. She joined Ragan in May 2019 after serving for 23 years at Access Intelligence, where she was SVP of the Media Communications division and oversaw the growth of brands including PR News, Social Shake-Up, Cynopsis, AdExchanger, Admonsters and many others. Diane has launched more than 75 conferences, training programs, awards competitions and subscription products that put customer and premium content front and center. A former journalist, Diane also serves on the boards of the Institute for Public Relations and the Alliance for Women in Media and volunteers in her local community in Connecticut and for Make a Wish, where she is a wish granter. She has a husband, two children and a dog that bites her nails.