About Diana

Since joining McKinsey, Diana has focused on organizational-development work with an emphasis on talent and culture. She has deep expertise in strategic organization design and talent planning, ensuring executives have the necessary resources to deliver their strategy in a sustainable way.

In all of her work, Diana finds short-term efficiency opportunities while looking at long-term capability planning. She leads productivity-focused organizational-redesign efforts and talent-to-value strategic workforce planning. Diana’s expertise also includes helping organizations develop strong leaders, pursue transformational culture change, and guide successful merger management. She serves a diverse set of clients across sectors, focusing on organizations with large distributed workforces.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • designing and leading a culture- and change-management effort for a major agricultural merger, including an enhanced leadership program and an integrated approach to embedding culture in all performance initiatives
  • leading an organizational-transformation initiative including culture, talent, and organizational design for a major US airline
  • driving a strategic workforce planning and career path effort looking to improve talent outcomes for technical experts at a global medical-device company
  • leading an effort to design the organizational structure, key processes, and people plans for a high-growth private-equity portfolio company to support strategic objectives
  • managing a transformational change and merger initiative for a major nongovernmental organization, including design and ratification of a new governance structure, corporate center redesign, and leadership mind-set and behavior plan

Before joining McKinsey, Diana was a founding teacher at the KIPP WAYS Academy in Atlanta and the executive director of Teach For America in Atlanta. Her background bridges a learning and development emphasis, fostered during her time in the education sector, with a focus on business deepened through her graduate study.

Published work

The CEO’s guide to competing through HR,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2017

Where accountability really matters,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2016

Redesigning Knowledge Work,” Harvard Business Review, January 2013

Past experience

Teach For America, Atlanta
Executive director

Atlanta Public Schools
Teacher

Education

Harvard University
MBA

Dartmouth College
BA, sociology, art history