Diane Blagman – Greenberg Traurig

As Senior Director of Governmental Affairs in the Washington DC office of Greenberg Traurig, Diane has represented the Recording Academy for the past decade. Previously, she worked on Capitol Hill for almost twenty years and served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of a major Congressional Subcommittee and Associate Staff on the House Appropriations Committee. She also served the Chief of Staff to the Chairman and liaison to the Congressional Arts Caucus during a time when funding for the arts was threatened by budget cuts and challenges to the artistic freedoms of the music and arts community.

Additionally, Diane was involved in the planning of the Live Aid concert and worked on such projects as Farm Aid, Live 8, Live Earth, the 9/11 Memorial Concert in Washington DC as well as a number of other events that bring music and advocacy efforts together.

Diane led and participated in official Congressional delegations to Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Europe and participates in workshops for foreign diplomats and legislatures on the U.S. Congress. She also served on various Presidential, Senatorial and Congressional campaigns.

Presently serving as Board of Governor for the Washington DC Chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammys) and is Chair of the Chapter’s Advocacy Committee. She also works closely with Musicares and the Grammy Foundation.

Diane serves on the Executive Board of The Rex Foundation, and is a board member of Headcount, and WHYHunger. Diane received an M.A. and B.A. from George Washington University.