Diana Gardner comes to Torchlight with more than two decades of strategic marketing and communications experience. She is deeply passionate about building partnerships, the recruiting process, and helping candidates and companies find the right fit.
Having served on both the agency and client-side of the house, Diana has successfully led award-winning print and digital marketing, advocacy, and fundraising campaigns for start-up brands and household names across the nonprofit, commercial, government, and political sectors. Diana has advised national grassroots organizations on developing multimillion-dollar initiatives across a broad range of direct, digital, and traditional communications. Some of her past clients include Autism Speaks, Easter Seals, Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, United States Department of Defense, United States Department of Commerce, and several presidential and congressional candidates.
Before joining Torchlight, Diana was VP of Client Development for a communications and fundraising agency, where she oversaw client leadership and development for the firm’s enterprise accounts.
Diana holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising/public relations from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science from Florida State University. A Yacht Rock enthusiast and self-described gym rat/meathead, Diana lives for college football, Caymus Cabernet, obscure pop culture trivia, and all things vinyl. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, teenage daughter, and golden retriever.