Diane Melley

Vice President, Global Citizenship Initiatives


Diane Melley is currently vice president of global citizenship initiatives for IBM corporate marketing, communications and citizenship. She has global leadership responsibility over the IBM Impact Grants portfolio, which includes offerings for not-for-profits, schools and government organizations. Diane led the IBM Centennial Celebration of Service, with more than 300,000 volunteers in 120 countries participating. She also leads the On Demand Community, IBM's global strategic initiative to support employee and retiree volunteer efforts worldwide, and leads the business integration team where corporate citizenship assets are integrated with IBM’s business strategies. She is the leader of IBM's humanitarian disaster response efforts worldwide, as well as the annual IBM Responsibility Report.

Diane is a faculty member of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility at Johns Hopkins University. She is also a 2001 Eisenhower Fellow to the European Union and Ireland and is past chair of the Eisenhower Alumni Regional Fellows Group. She was the 2016 chair of the DiscoverE Global Marathon, and serves on the boards of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Corporate Citizenship (past chair), the Independent Sector, Points of Light, the Conference Board Contributions Council and the Service Leaders Global Advisory Council, among others. She also serves on several committees for both Points of Light and the Independent Sector.

Diane drives successful results through collaboration, partnerships and community relationships. She is constantly looking for ways to use technology as an integrated tool to effect change, and she strives to help IBM maintain their excellent corporate citizenship status.

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The opening plenary at Conference was very relevant and deeply motivating. I feel the speakers had such a personal and emotional investment in their causes that truly resonated with attendees.

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