devaney-dianemf09newDiane Devaney

Devaney & Associates

Since she opened her own public relations agency in 1991, Diane Devaney has won numerous industry awards. But since graduating from Leadership Maryland in 2016, she said, she taken her business to new heights.

“The lessons I learned and the connections I made are priceless,” she said.

Devaney is an avid mentor to aspiring business men and women, and active in the state’s business community. Among other groups, she is involved with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau and the Greater Baltimore Economic Forum.

What role or responsibility do you have to help women succeed?

I am happy to help anyone succeed and I feel it is my responsibility to share my experience. I invest as much time as possible mentoring people who want to learn about our industry or one of my areas of expertise. In addition, our company has a strong internship program. I nominate more than 50 people per year to Leadership Maryland, a program that has had an enormous impact on me. I share worthwhile networking groups and events with many colleagues every year. And I nominate many professionals to boards and for awards.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2018 Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.

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