Diane Danielson serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer overseeing operations and brand development and is involved with the overall strategic growth of the firm. Diane is a former attorney, accomplished speaker, published author, and widely recognized advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Prior to joining SVN, she ran a digital media consultancy and held VP positions in business development, corporate strategy and marketing at several of the major commercial real estate firms in the Northeast.
Diane is the author of two books on networking and founded the award-winning Downtown Women’s Club national network. In 2006, she launched the first social network for businesswomen in the U.S. Over the past decade, Diane has spoken on business trends, leadership, diversity and inclusion at top universities, Fortune 500 companies and industry organizations.
In 2013, Diane was honored as one of 40 over 40 Women to Watch in Forbes.com. In 2014, she was selected by Bisnow as one of their 50 Power Women in Boston Commercial Real Estate. In 2015 Real Estate Forum named her a 2015 Woman of Influence; and in 2016, she was appointed to the Legacy Council of CREW Boston.