Diane Melley

Vice President, Global Citizenship Initiatives
IBM Corporation

Diane Melley is currently vice president, global citizenship initiatives in IBM Corporate Marketing, Communications and Citizenship. She has global leadership responsibility over the IBM Impact Grants portfolio focused on cloud, analytics, social and mobile offerings for nonprofits, schools and government organizations, and awards more than 500 grants annually. Diane also leads the business integration team where corporate citizenship assets are integrated with IBM’s business strategies in public sector, education and the small medium business industry segments.

She also heads IBM's humanitarian disaster response efforts worldwide. Under her leadership, IBM has responded with integrated technology solutions to more than a dozen major disasters in recent years, including the ongoing response and recovery efforts in the Philippines; deploying a full Intelligent Operations Center for Emergency Management for the country. Diane is also responsible for IBM's Smarter Safety Net for Social Services grants as part of the Impact Grants portfolio. Additionally, she drives the development of the annual IBM Responsibility Report and corporate responsibility rankings.

Diane leads On Demand Community, IBM's global strategic initiative to support employee and retiree volunteer efforts worldwide. She led the IBM Centennial Celebration of Service when more than 300,000 IBMers in 120 countries participated. On Demand Community is the largest skills-based and pro bono corporate program. It is used by IBM employees and retirees in over 120 countries, and reflects more than 19 million hours of IBM community volunteer efforts.

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.

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. She 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 has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from La Salle University. She is certified by both IBM and the Project Management Institute as a project executive. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters.