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    DIANE LARCHE

    Diane Powell-Larche’ is President of Larche’ Communications LLC and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Howard University. She is a native of Philadelphia, Pa.

    Diane is the chartering and immediate past president of the Greater Atlanta Section of the National Council of Negro (NCNW), the largest section ever to be charted in the 85- year history of NCNW. She is also the National Membership Co-Chair and was elected to the National Executive Board as Board Member-At-Large in November 2020.

    A charter member of the Atlanta Commission on Women, she is a former Vice President of Community Outreach for the Junior League of Atlanta. Diane currently serves as a board member of the League of Women Voters of Atlanta Fulton County, Lupus Foundation of America Georgia Chapter and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Atlanta Alumnae Chapter.

    Larche’ Communications LLC is a boutique full-service communications firm specializing in public relations, advertising, and marketing. Founded in 1999, clients include or have included HBO, Bahamas Consulate Atlanta, Nielsen Media, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, United Negro College Fund Mayor’s Masked Ball, YWCA of Greater Atlanta, Greater Women’s Business Council, Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Burger King, Ford Motor Co., Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, family-owned specialty retail shoe store FootFittr, and MCI Diagnostic Center with Tulsa, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas headquarters and the only African American owned laboratory servicing all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

    She founded 501.c3 nonprofit Atlanta Culinary Charities 2015 and its program Family Food Fest Atlanta, an annual Father’s Day Food Tasting Celebration that she has produced since 2002. The purpose is to bring families together on Father’s Day and to celebrate African American dads and men who serve in father figure roles and to display their culinary talents. www.familyfoodfest.org is the website.

    Awards include among Atlanta Business League’s 100 Women of Influence, Rolling Out’s 25 Most Influential Women In Atlanta, inclusion in Who’s Who In Black Atlanta, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta Big Sister of the Year, Atlanta Business League Woman of the Year finalist, Quaker Oats & NCNW’s Georgia Woman of the Year, 2015 Audi Motor Co. Forward Achiever and 2019 National Women of Achievement, Inc. Profiles of Prominence Honoree.

    She is a member of Ben Hill United Methodist Church and is married to Joseph Larche’. They celebrated 25 years of marriage June 29 and reside in Atlanta, Ga. and have a home in New Orleans, La.

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