Diane Wall

Diane Wall


  • Plans and executes small to large scale events with 30 - 400,000 spectators in community and private environments
  • Detail oriented in event planning, implementation and follow up phases with an enthusiastic, professional and proactive approach
  • Coordinates venue set up and logistics including production, audio visual, rental items, catering, hospitality, security, décor, promotions, public relations, and staffing
  • Prepares, presents, and adheres to event team budgets
  • Negotiates contracts and directs timelines with vendors
  • Supervises and empowers event teams with preparatory meetings and onsite leadership and flexibility
  • Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Comfortable working a non-traditional work week with drive to work until tasks are successfully completed


Growing professional with 6+ years experience in the event industry who is devoted to producing successful events with an understanding of thorough event development, creative thought, vendor coordination, and adhering to budgets who strives to be an integral part of a dynamic event company.

Community Involvement

  • NFL Alumni Association volunteer - assisted with registration and gift distribution at Player of the Year Awards Gala
  • Tiger Den construction volunteer - build-team member for local school playground 
  • Sleep Out for the Homeless volunteer - raised money for the local homeless shelter
  • Relay for Life volunteer - raised awareness and money for the American Cancer Society

Work History

Work History
Feb 2008 - Present

Event Specialist (Account Executive and Project Manager)

Full-Service Event Rental Company (confidential)

The nation's leading full-service event rental company teams with clients to develop the form to their function and increases the hospitality aspects of each clients' vision by providing the event with tent packages, tables, chairs, flatware, silverware, and table linens. 

  • Specializing in event management of the installation of temporary clear span structures (large tents) and event rental items with focus on high profile corporate, hotel, sporting, and social event markets.
  • Idea development, site inspection, budget building, scheduling and production assistance
  • Cultivating new relationships, building trust and maintaining clients
  • Managing project timelines and onsite guidance during event set through event completion and dismantle
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects and manage an installation team of 10+
  • Strong ability to offer the most effective solutions to each event's specific goals
  • Creative marketing and prospecting to highlight and promote company's talents
  • Expanding vendor relationships and ensuring the most competitive prices and quality service
Aug 2007 - Jan 2008

Event Operations Intern

Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl owns and operates college football's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Insight Bowl with additional focus on hosting the most comprehensive pageant of community activities in the United States.  As a non-profit organization, the bowl games and surrounding events rely heavily on volunteer and sponsorship involvement while also reaching out to support multiple charities.  

My main focuses as the Fiesta Bowl's Event Operations Intern:

  • Balanced duties of separate events and timelines focusing mainly on tasks involving Fiesta Bowl's Parade, National Band Championship, VIP Chalet, New Year's Eve Band Party, Committee meetings, pregame parties, VIP Reception, and volunteer organization
  • Enhanced marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the Arizona Cardinals through the VIP Parade Chalet
  • Developed and managed all aspects of Parade Chalet event, emphasizing in guest service and hospitality, including live entertainment, catering, thematic decoration, signage, equipment, property reservation, and staffing
  • Organized participating Parade units, worked cohesively with 400+ event volunteers, in house staff, sponsors, city officials, police and security, vendors, and rental companies for Arizona's largest single-day spectator event
  • Researched and reserved local rehearsal sites, exchanging information and itinerary details with contracted travel agency to ensure the highest quality experience for each of the National Band Championship and Parade bands
  • Addressed stadium questions and needs in collaboration with event schedule
  • Responsible to compile needs of event security, signage, equipment, supplies, radios, and credentials as well as place orders for special event related materials and supplies and abide by budget
  • Coordinated Fiesta Bowl Committee meetings at various hotels; delivering and distributing materials, décor set up, parking instruction, monitor catering, room reservations and audio/visual needs
  • Provided on-site support for all events including: volunteer supervision, managed set-up and clean up logistics, and coordinated deliveries and pickup with various vendors
  • Write and prepare general correspondence, compile data sources and coordinate mailings of various sizes
  • Assisted in editing website material, graphic design, and organization of event storage area
May 2007 - Jul 2007

Special Events and Sponsorship Intern

United States Navy; Morale Welfare, and Recreation

The Navy's Morale, Wellness, and Recreation division exists to support active-duty, reserve and retired Navy personnel and their families.  There are a number of programs offered through MWR at Naval Base Kitsap and worldwide.  The agency's mission is to provide quality support and recreational services that contribute to the retention, readiness, mental, physical, and emotional well-being of their sailors.

My main focuses as Naval Base Kitsap's MWR Special Events and Sponsorship Intern:

  • Supported and planned trips, activities, and special events for military personnel and their families
  • Analyzed funding against event costs
  • Researched and fulfilled sponsorship agreements with local to national businesses
  • Secured entertainment, vendors, and concessionaires and coordinated their power and equipment requirements
  • Responsible for gathering confidential information which allowed base access to vendors and coordinated base wide event security with military officials
  • Developed and constructed youth games, managed adult activities, and contracted entertainment
  • Lead work team in set up and tear down of event, and assisted in staffing assignments and training
  • Produced successful and enjoyable atmosphere with on scene problem solving and effective event management
  • Promoted event through newspaper articles, flyers, banners, marquees, buttons, and word of mouth marketing
  • Successfully completed Star Service course for enhancing and evaluating proper customer service techniques
May 2006 - May 2007

Assistant to the Director of Student Activities

  • Facility management assistance in the office of Student Activities, including meeting room and audio visual set-up
  • Business office receptionist and customer service duties, making cash exchanges, distributing checks, handling confidential material
  • Maintaining the office in the absence of the Director
Jan 2004 - May 2007

Coordinator of the Haven Activities Council, and Concert Coordinator

Student Cooperative Council, Inc.

The Haven Activities Council programs campus events with a balanced schedule of social, cultural, educational, and recreational events for the enjoyment and benefit of the Lock Haven University community.  Budget money was allocated from student activity fees and strictly abided by.

My main focuses as Lock Haven University's Coordinator of the Haven Activities Council:

  • Responsible for overall management of ten-member team that plans and implements 75+ annual events for a campus community of 5000+
  • Developed, coordinated, and evaluated events for college-age students including special events, concerts, coffeehouses, multicultural events, trips, visual arts, lectures, and performing arts
  • Researched and booked national acts, fulfilled riders and contract agreements, coordinated venue set up and logistics including production, hospitality, security, ticketing, promotions
  • Prepared, presented, and managed annual event team budget
  • Negotiated and coordinated contracts with entertainers and vendors to ensure the success of campus programs
  • Collaborated with university's athletic departments, faculty and staff, student organizations, and committees regarding program development and venue usage
Aug 2005 - Jan 2006

Public Relations Coordinator

  • Generated and distributed promotional material for student government events
  • Assisted 120 clubs and organizations on campus with advertising
  • Participated in making executive board decisions regarding policies, staff employment positions, and enhancing student life


Aug 2003 - May 2007

Recreation Management

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania


  • Awarded the Robert W. Crawford Memorial Scholarship by The Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks Society for being an outstanding Recreation student in Pennsylvania (2007)
  • President of the Recreation Society at Lock Haven University (2006-2007)
    • Implemented meetings and events to further students' interest and knowledge in recreation careers
  • Captain of the LHUP Division II Women's Soccer team (2006)
  • Selected to represent Lock Haven University athletics at the NCAA 2006 National Student-Athlete Leadership Conference in Buena Vista, FL (2006)



Computer Literacy

Effective use of Microsoft Office for scheduling, general correspondence and communication, timelines, sales and event presentations. Including programs: Word Excel Outlook Power Point   Also knowledgeable in internet exploring and social media for uses of researching and networking

Resume Files


Mar 2009 - Present

Forklift Operator Training

Sunbelt Rentals - OSHA Standards
Nov 2009 - Nov 2013

Florida State Notary

National Association of Notary
Sep 2009 - Sep 2011

Adult, Child, Infant CPR & First Aid Training

American Environmental Health & Safety