To allow this site to run scripts, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.
Recognized as one of the
100 inaugural “National Women in Business to Watch” by BizWomen.com, Diane M.
Simard is an angel
investor in emerging technology companies and the founder of the Center for
Oncology Psychology Excellence (COPE) at the University of Denver. She also
serves as Sr. Vice President of Investor and Media Relations and is a shareholder
and board member of Bye Aerospace in Denver, the developer of the “Sun Flyer”
family of electric aircraft.
completing treatment for Stage III breast cancer in 2015, Diane founded COPE, the
first specialty in the country to help train graduate-level clinical psychology
students how to work with cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Her career
experience includes service on several corporate boards and she serves as a
business mentor through private engagements. Diane has been a keynote speaker
at numerous women in business leadership events and posts a monthly blog on her
A passionate advocate
for accessibility to higher education, Diane previously served on the Dean’s
Board of Advisors for Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver,
where she was a guest lecturer and panelist on entrepreneurship. She is a Director Emeritus on the Community College
of Aurora (Colorado) Foundation Board (Past Chair) and previously served on the
Board and Executive Committee of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, where she was
the first female to chair the Chamber’s Defense Council. In addition, she was
one of 12 advisors to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a Presidential
appointment where she represented Region 8 on the Executive Committee for the
National Advisory Council.
In addition to supporting small businesses,
Diane has been an avid supporter of the military. She attended the May 2008 Air
Force National Security Forum (Air War College) at Maxwell Air Force Base in
Alabama. In 2004, she was selected to attend the Dept. of Defense’s Joint
Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) in Europe. She also represented the 460th
Space Wing at Buckley Air Force Base in the commanding General’s Civilian
Advisory Group for Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs.
Diane was named the Ray
of Hope Cancer Foundation’s 2017 honoree, the 2016 Outstanding Woman in
Business in Technology and Telecom by the Denver
Business Journal and received the Bob Cardenas Award for her support of
veterans and the military. In addition, she was the Aurora Chamber Woman of the
Year and a Mile High Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction. She graduated Magna Cum
Laude with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of
Nebraska-Kearney, and was an honor graduate in business from Central Community
College in Columbus, Nebraska.
3rd Annual Denver Area Panhellenic Leadership Summit - Diane will be a guest speaker.
March 9, 2019, at 9:30 a.m.
DU Margery Reed Hall Reiman Theatre
2306 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO, United States 80208
Univ of Nebraska-Kearney Gold Torch Society
Diane will be the keynote speaker the opening evening (Nov. 1) and will also provide a lunchtime presentation on Saturday, Nov. 2.
UNK Alumni House, 2222 9TH AVE, KEARNEY, NE, United States 68845-5019
Your online session is due to expire shortly.Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?
Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.Please log back into your account to continue.