Diane has served as COO of North Star Resource Group since 2016. In her role, she manages over 165 team members in Minneapolis and across the country.
Diane started in the financial industry in 1979 at Securian Financial Services, and she joined North Star nine years later, where she held multiple leadership positions before becoming the highest-ranking female executive at North Star in 2016.
With her strong communication and support of North Star’s values, Diane’s leadership has helped North Star win several awards for workplace excellence including Top Workplaces from the Star Tribune, Charitable Champion from InvestmentNews, and the Torch Awards for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota.1
Individually, Diane’s innovation and service has led to her recognition as one of Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance in 2013, 2 a Women Industry Leader in the Minneapolis / St. Paul BusinessJournal, the North Star’s Don Schoeller Frontline Leader Award in 2020, and the North Star Scott Richards Medal of Honor for her integrity, service, leadership, and selflessness.
Diane contributes to the financial services industry through various group and board memberships, including Securian’s Women Inspiring and Supporting Excellence (WISE) Group, elevating the careers of female financial professionals. She is also a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of GAMA and a past board member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) of Minneapolis.
In service to her community, Diane has served on the executive board for TeamWomen, a female-led organization that coaches women to reach their full potential, and she mentored a number of the female leaders of the organization. She also regularly volunteers with her church, works with Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP), and is actively involved in North Star’s Bikes for Kids event, which gifts local children in need with bikes and helmets.
Diane is a graduate of Drake University in Iowa, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She currently lives in Bloomington, Minn., with her husband Garry and near her two sons and two granddaughters.
GAMA International is a membership organization for which individuals must submit applications and payment. The organization is geared toward those in a recruiting, training, or supervision role in the financial services industry. Awards are based primarily on -commissions, premiums, or fees generated from investment and insurance products and other criteria relative to leadership, achievement, and recruiting selected by the applicant. Individuals must be current with membership dues and submit an application fee for consideration. Working with this individual is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
1Awards are based primarily on criteria relative to leadership, achievement, recruiting, management practices, community service, team unity and education. Sales are not a consideration. There is no fee associated with this award. Companies must be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau for consideration. Working with this advisor or firm is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
2100+ nominations were received for individuals in varied roles within the financial services industry in Minnesota. A panel reviews the nominations based on career achievements, sales are not a consideration. There is no fee associated with this award. Working with this advisor is not a guarantee of future financial results. Investors should conduct their own evaluation.
Diane is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. and CRI Securities, LLC. 32261149/DOFU 1-2021
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