Diana Moran Joins the Planning Council Leadership Team in Key Financial Role

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The Planning Council Names New VP of Finance, Bringing Strong Financial and Managerial Skills

The Planning Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Diana Moran as Vice President of Finance, serving all internal departments and external partners of The Planning Council, reporting to the CEO/President, Jo Ann Short.

The selection of Diana for this role was the result of an exhaustive search, screening, and competitive interview process. Diana has extensive experience in finance and accounting and in establishing functional systems to keep organizations efficient. She also brings with her strong communication and educational skills that will facilitate everyone’s understanding of their role in The Planning Council’s financial success.

Diana also has experience in the human resource realm and is certified in SPHR® (Senior Professional in Human Resources), a professional certification administered by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), which validates the knowledge and skills of HR professionals.

“The Planning Council is extremely fortunate to have Diana joining our team,” shared CEO and President Jo Ann Short. “The breadth of her finance and human resources experience and her strong leadership skills will be a huge asset to our organization.”

Diana received her MBA from Washington University, Olin School of Business in St. Louis. She obtained her BS in accounting from Widener University in Chester, PA, outside of Philadelphia, and went on to obtain an Executive Master of Business Administration as well.

Diana shared, “I look forward to working with The Planning Council team to continue the organization’s strong fiscal foundation and using my background to improve efficiencies.”

Diana is joining The Planning Council from Fresenius Medical Care in Waltham, MA., where she worked remotely for the past 4 years as their Accounting Manager and then as Senior Project Finance Manager for the North America office. She is a mother of 3 adult boys and one adult daughter. She and her husband moved to Virginia Beach last year from Massachusetts. She has lived in PA, MA, AR, MO, FL, DE, and now Virginia!

For more than 80 years, The Planning Council (TPC) has been improving quality of life and building stronger communities. Its mission is to identify community needs and connect people with solutions, improving the lives of children and families and working for the betterment of the most vulnerable populations. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and serving north to Baltimore, Maryland, The Planning Council is governed by a 20-person volunteer regional Board of Directors. It operates a $15 million annual budget with 38 dedicated and talented team members.