Diana Piccolino’s interest in marketing and public relations stemmed from her extensive business background where she witnessed its value firsthand. Having worked in numerous industries, Diana fluently combines her business acumen with her excellent communication skills to help clients strengthen their presence in the marketplace.
Prior to working for Buzz Creators, Diana worked at Calpico, Inc. based in Tarrytown, New York. There, she helped grow a single restaurant into three successful restaurant ventures, each within different niches in the food service industry. She managed comprehensive marketing programs that included media outreach, promotional events, co-branding programs with business associates, Internet marketing and customer relations for each restaurant. She also developed cross-branding opportunities that leveraged the positive reputation of each individual business to help the other ones grow.
Diana first got a taste of what PR and marketing could do for a business was at the beginning of her career, when she worked for Stewart Title Company in White Plains, NY. She created and spearheaded two joint venture title agencies and leveraged a variety of marketing and public relations techniques to attract and retain customers. Her personalized approach to client service and commitment to high-quality work, enabled each joint venture to grow exponentially. In less than 3 years, they became full-fledged, successful title agencies of their own.
Diana is also very active within her local community, where she has served as a liaison for several non-profits. She is particularly committed to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, and raising funds to help research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Diana helped create a not-for-profit recreational program, called Summer Magic, for severely developmentally disabled children in the upper Westchester area. As a founder of the program, and tireless advocate for disabled and underserved children, Diana has successfully procured grants, partnerships and community fiscal support. She coordinates and promotes several fundraising events each year for the organization. She also serves as Treasurer of the Bedford Central School District S.E.P.T.O. and co-chair of its Fundraising committee.
Diana graduated from Pace University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History. She was a Summa Cum Laude graduate and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She continued her education at Brooklyn Law School.
Diana enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, in addition to cooking, reading and spending time outdoors.