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Diane Robertson

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Diane Robertson is a Vice President in the Law Department of a major media company. She has years of experience handling legal affairs in the television industry, advising and counseling internal clients on a range of issues, and evaluating legal risks against creative and business objectives. Additionally, Diane serves as a West Coast Co-Chair of the company's Black employees' resource group, advocating for and enhancing the experience of its Black employees.

Beyond her corporate responsibilities, Diane has been actively involved in various boards and organizations for over 20 years. Currently, she serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Conservancy, a nonprofit member-based organization that works to protect historic places throughout L.A. County, and is the Board Representative on its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. She serves as an Advisory Committee Member of the Los Angeles African American Historic Places Project, a collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute and the Los Angeles City Planning Office of Historic Resources, which aims to identify, protect, and celebrate the city's rich Black history.

Diane is a former three-term Board Member of the John M. Langston Bar Association, where she served as Co-Chair of its In-House Counsel and Community Outreach committees. She served for five years on the Leadership Council of POSSE-L.A., which provides four-year college tuition scholarships to public high school students and aims to train strong leaders from diverse backgrounds.

Known for her community advocacy, Diane has spearheaded numerous initiatives to address pressing issues affecting stakeholders. From organizing town halls on housing development legislation in California to hosting candidates' forums for local elections and coordinating Covid-19 Vaccine Equity events in South L.A., she is dedicated to effecting positive change. Diane is an elected representative on her community's Neighborhood Council and a founding member of a grassroots alliance of small rental property owners in L.A. that advocates for equitable policies to benefit both renters and “mom and pop” property owners.

Diane graduated from the African American Board Leadership Institute and Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI). She was later honored by LAAAWPPI with the Women in Action Award in 2017.

Diane's expertise and community involvement have not gone unnoticed. She was selected to serve on Mayor Karen Bass's Transition Advisory Team and was recently appointed to serve on the L.A. City Commission on Civil Rights for the June 2023-June 2027 term, where she brings her legal expertise and a solid commitment to equity and fairness to the table.

Diane has been actively involved with multiple youth programs and nonprofit organizations in various capacities for over 20 years. She believes true fulfillment lies in giving back to the community and she embraces the concept of servant leadership as part of her definition of a purpose-driven life.

Diane holds a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. in Business Journalism from Bernard M. Baruch College. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Diane relocated to Los Angeles in 2006. She is a proud and active stakeholder in the historic Leimert Park community of South L.A where she has resided since 2014.