Diane Walden Brierley was born and raised in Western Massachusetts, in the college community of Williamstown. She attended Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, receiving her AB in English with a minor in music in 1975. After receiving her degree, Diane worked in the travel arena and became a senior travel consultant for one of the country’s largest agencies. After marriage, Diane moved to Dallas in 1985, and helped establish Brierley & Partners, serving as Director of Human Resources until 1990. For 20+ years, she has been a dedicated and active community volunteer with a particular passion for the arts, education and wildlife conservation.
Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter — Member of the Executive Committee – Vice President of Development
Dallas Center for the Performing Arts (AT&T Performing Arts Center) — President’s Advisory Council, Wyly Theatre Facilities Committee.
Dallas Theater Center — Member of the Executive Committee – Secretary; Member of the Board of Trustees; Past Chair of the DTC’s two major donor programs –Benefactors (2 terms) and Masque Circle (Founder); Past Chair of CenterStage Gala; Past Chair of the 50th Anniversary celebration. Past Dallas Theater Center Guild President (2 terms): Past Chair of Dickens of a Christmas; Active member of numerous Dallas Theater Center volunteer committees
Dallas Opera — Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Secretary — Member of the Board of Trustees
Dallas Zoological Society — Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the Board of Directors, Vice President of Development, Chair of the Giants of the Savanna Openings, Past Co-Chair of Zoo-To-Do
T.A.C.A. – Member of the Board of Governors
Former Board of Directors
Dallas Heritage Village Board of Trustees, Friends of WRR Board of Directors
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Board of Directors, Regis College Board of Trustees, Dallas Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society
Charter 100, Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, Women’s Board of the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Museum of Art League, A.W.A.R.E , Dallas Theater Center Guild
Diane is married to Harold M. (Hal) Brierley. Along with her love of travel, Diane has a passion for classical and country music. She is an ardent animal lover and can regularly be seen walking her two dogs, Charlie and KC.