Diane Connor

(Alumna) President of Modern Strategic Branding and Communications, Inc

As the President of Modern Strategic Branding and Communications, Diane helps businesses and organizations express who they are, what they do and why they do it. Diane became shareholder as she acquired Modern Graphics with two business partners in 1999.

Modern Graphics was founded in 1972 as a business printing company. In 2009, Diane and her partner and brother, Kevin Connor, purchased the third partners’ shares. In 2011, Modern re-branded and re-named Modern Graphics to Modern Strategic Branding and Communications. Modern’s clients include Northrop Grumman, United States Postal Service, and University of Pennsylvania. Modern’s revenues are in excess of $2.5 million dollars.

From 1989-1999, Diane was the Founder and President DM Connor Company, a provider of marketing and print services.

Education and Training:

  • Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences (Philadelphia University)
  • BS in Sales and Marketing

Professional and Volunteer Activities:

  • National Association of Women Business Owners (1995 to 2007)
    White House Women’s Commission
    Served as Treasurer and Chaired the Education Committee
    Million Dollar Roundtable Strategic Support Team
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) (2009 to Present)
    Facilitator for group discussions
  • Forum of  Executive Women (2009 to Present)
    Mentoring Committee
    Programs Committee
  • Union League of Philadelphia (2005 to Present)Member since 2005
    Member of One Percenters Table
    Docent, Diane leads guided tours at The League sharing its’ rich history, impressive collections of artwork, books and antiquities.
  • Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (1990 – Present)
    Participant in the Supplier Network Program
  • For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation (2005 to Present)
    Assisted in re-naming the organization Crossing the Finish Line to For Pete’s Sake
    Created new identity, logo and brand
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2006 to Present)
    Member of the 2008 Leadership Class raising in excess of $2800
    Donation development, MS Awareness
  • Conshohocken Plymouth Whitemarsh Rotary (2003 to 2011)
    Fundraising Committee
    Chair Annual Wine Tasting
    Chair Operation Santa Claus
  • Norristown State Hospital Horticultural Therapy Program (1997 to2009)
    Sales Coordinator and patient volunteer
    Assisted in getting the program started and making it profitable
  • National Adoption Center (2000 to 2005)
    Golf Outing Committee

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