Diane Farrell joined the Dayton Metro Library in October 2013 as Director of External Relations and Development. She oversees all marketing, promotions and fundraising activities for both the Library and the Library Foundation. She is involved with ReImagining Works art selection for each Library, facility décor and interiors, collections merchandising, system-wide signage and other internal projects to help guide the organization through its intense organizational transformation. She leads committees focused on diversity & inclusion and programming evaluation. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Diane is intimately involved with key strategic partnerships, workforce development, summer enrichment, and early childhood literacy.
Prior to joining DML, Diane was Vice President of External Relations and Development for the Dayton Society of Natural History from 2005-2013, and Cityfolk Director of Development from 2000 to 2005. After college at The Ohio State University and a career in the hospitality industry, Diane returned to her native Kettering in 1993 to assume a role with the Dayton/Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau where she coordinated countywide efforts for large conventions and events.
Diane’s volunteer roles have included local, regional and national positions that align with her professional roles and personal passions. She is a Leadership Dayton graduate, currently serves on the Montgomery County Anti-Drug Task Force and the TEDxDayton Steering Commitee.