Diane Banks joined Advancing Macomb as Executive Director in March 2019, taking over the role from founding Executive Director, Melissa Roy. She has over 14 years of experience as a public and non-profit administrator. Prior to joining Advancing Macomb, she served as Program Director at Leadership Macomb where she directed educational and fundraising events, worked to develop strategic direction for the organization, and built relationships with a wide network of key county and regional leaders. Previously, Diane worked as an environmental health specialist and program administrator with the Macomb County Health Department, developing and managing the organization’s surface water quality education program.
Diane is passionate about her community and has continuously worked to promote and strengthen Macomb County in both her personal and professional life. She has served on the City of New Baltimore Downtown Development Authority Board and is a member of several professional organizations including, Inforum Michigan and the Association of Leadership Programs. She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees, both cum laude, from Central Michigan University.