|Diane Gage Lofgren, of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a writer, speaker, and communications executive – and most important, a wife, mother, sister, and friend. Since 2006, Diane has served as senior vice president and chief communication officer for a major integrated health care system in the U.S. Previously, she’s led marketing and communications and experience design work at several national and regional health care systems. She also owned The Gage Group, a full-service public relations and marketing agency in San Diego, California.Diane has spoken to audiences large and small in the U.S. and abroad on business, relationships, health care, and marketing and communications. She enjoys presenting keynote addresses, interactive workshops, and webinars.The author of nine books and scores of national magazine articles, Diane discusses topics ranging from business and personal relationships to management and marketing. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Health, Seventeen, McCall’s, Brides, Modern Bride, Reader’s Digest, and others. Just a few of her books include “Get Published: Top Editors Tell You How,” “Self-Marketing Secrets,” “The Confidence Quotient,” “Change Your Child’s Behavior by Changing Yours,” and “Women I Want to Grow Old With.”
Diane holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in mass communications, both from San Diego State University. She is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America, is a PRSA Fellow, and serves as a director at large on the PRSA Board.