Diane Zile is the Founder and CEO of JERA Partnerships, LLC, a strategic consulting organization that links business strategy with people strategy. She has more than 20 years of strategic business experience at Fortune 500 companies, including Level 3 Communications, YUM! Brands and Macy’s. Diane also held the role
of Chief People Officer at OtterBox, a company frequently recognized for their engaging culture and innovative people practices and nationally recognized as a “Great Place to Work” during her tenure.
JERA Partnerships helps leaders lead with authenticity and integrity while creating environments where people can do their best work. When leaders, teams and organizations align their business strategies more closely with their people strategies, they can affect positive change and obtain meaningful and profitable results.
Diane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Towson University and received her Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University. She speaks nationally on the topics of Unifying Business Strategy & People Strategy, Authentic & Enduring Leadership, Organizational Structure, Design & Culture and Team Development & Effectiveness.
Diane was recognized in 2019 as the “Heart-Level Leader” Award winner by the Colorado Thought Leaders Forum and as a “Change Maker” by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
Diane enjoys traveling with her husband, David, and hiking in the foothills with their pups, Hilo, Kahu & Kailua. She currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the WiseWomen Council, as well as on the Boards of the Colorado Thought Leaders Forum and the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership.