Diane Powell Larche’
President & CEO
Larche’ Communications, Inc.
As President and CEO of Larche’ Communications, Inc., Diane
Powell-Larche’ has extensive experience in Public Relations,
Marketing, Advertising, Media Relations and Promotions.
An award-winning metro Atlanta-based publicist, her clientele
includes Home Box Office (HBO); Dallas Mavericks Guard Jason Terry (formerly of the Atlanta Hawks); S.T.E.P.S. Events Planning Firm President & CEO Jamahl King; Divine
Mill/ Warner Bros. Recording artist Jaheim; 2001 NAACP Image Award
nominated actress Krysten Leigh Jones of the blockbuster movie
Remember The Titans, Disney Channel’s Even Stevens and of the new
Bill Cosby animated Nickelodeon TV Series Fatherhood; syndicated
columnist and economist Dr. Julianne Malveaux; MHR International,
The Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation and Ghana Expo 2004.
Larche’ Communications is the event management firm for Real Men
Cook for Charity Atlanta, a food tasting charity event held in 11
cities on Father’s Day. Real Men Cook Atlanta was featured in Sister
2 Sister Magazine’s October 2004 issue; Season Magazine Fall 2004
issue; the Food Network’s Al Roker on the Road television show in
July 2004 and in the June 2003 issue of Southern Living Magazine.
Diane earned a bachelors degree in English and Political Science at
the University of Pittsburgh and a Certificate in Publishing at
Howard University. She is a former Pittsburgh newspaper reporter and
radio journalist and did public relations for the Pittsburgh Human
Relations Commission. She continues to do freelance newspaper
reporting in Atlanta in the area of sports and entertainment having
covered the NBA All Star Game, Superbowl and regularly covering the
Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Falcons. She spent half of her 19 years
with State Farm Insurance in management and has completed eight of
nine parts toward her CPCU designation.
She is a founder and former board member of the National Association
of Black Journalists Pittsburgh Chapter, member of the Atlanta
Association of Black Journalists, Public Relations Society of
America, Atlanta Sports Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce,
Atlanta Press Club, Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. and Atlanta
Commission on Women. She serves on the board of directors of the
League of Women Voters of Atlanta-Fulton County, National
Association of Black Cardiologists Center For Women’s Health and the
Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter.
Diane is the 1998 Big Sister of the Year for Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Metro Atlanta and was named the Georgia Woman of the Year
by Quaker Oats and the National Council of Negro Women in 1998. She
received recognition in August 2003 for Outstanding Service to the
Entertainment Industry from Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox and
was awarded the Legendary Female Entertainment Executive Award by
Entertainment Atlanta-USA Magazine. She was a Woman of the Year
finalist for the Atlanta Business League in 2001.
She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Atlanta Alumnae
Chapter and Ben Hill United Methodist Church.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is married to Joseph W.
Larche’, Jr., Assistant to the Georgia Commissioner of Labor.