Truly Connected Washington D.C. Table Leaders

Diane Stecher Official Head ShotDiane Stecher


Alobar’s Lighting and Sound



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Executive Director 

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP)

When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” 


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Policy Advisor 

Apollo Global Management LP 

 “Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from time to time.” –George W. Bush 


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Communications Strategist 

American Petroleum Institute 



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International Law Firm in Washington D.C. 



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Logistics and Operations Manager for the White House Management Office 

Executive Office of the President, White House Office 

“You’ll never have ‘enough’ time, energy or money so do ‘it’ anyways.” 


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Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life

University of Richmond 

“Empowered Women Empower Women.” 


Tracy LeSieur

Shelby County Board of Education



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Special Projects Coordinator  

The White House, Office of Legislative Affairs 

 “A strong woman looks at challenge in the eye and gives it a wink.” Gina Carey  


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Talent Development Coordinator 

Ferguson Enterprises, LLC 

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to swim.” -Jon Kabat-Zinn 


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College & Career Counselor

Anderson High School



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Vice President National Retail Sales, CVS Health 

The Coca Cola Company 



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Outreach Coordinator 

American Geosciences Institute 

 “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – It’s always about the goal.”- Lisa Haisha 


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Communications Consultant

Viking Crown Communications 

“Grace, not perfection.” – Emily Ley 


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Graduate Assistant for Fraternity & Sorority Life 

Shepherd University 

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai 


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Policy Analyst 

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press 

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler 


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Operations Manager

Aldersgate Life Plan Community

“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” — Michelle Obama


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Leadership Advisor, Operations Director & Associate Director of Business Development

The Siegfried Group, LLP

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – Simon Sinek


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Assistant Professor

West Virginia University Extension Service

“There are a lot of things you can’t control but you can control YOU! You choose your own happiness, your own reactions, and your own ability to learn from your mistakes.”