Diane Peters – Nguyen



Diane Peters-Nguyen has extensive experience in communications and public relations, non-profit management, and education. Prior to working at TLC, Diane served as Director of Development for the Oceanic Institute, a preeminent aquaculture and marine biotechnology research institution. During her tenure there, she launched a program to increase awareness about the institute, develop partnerships and establish a community relations program.

Before her work with the Oceanic Institute, Diane served as executive director of the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) where she worked with community groups, schools and extensively with the Hawaii State Legislature.

On the TLC team, Diane handles business development functions, working in tandem with the company president. She also spearheads a team managing public agency, corporate, education and land use client accounts. Her client stream includes Kamehameha Schools, the State Department of Transportation, Island Princess Macadamia Company and Dowling Company.

She was appointed in 2002 to the Honolulu City & County Planning Commission, and in July of 2005 was elected chair. She serves as president of the Hawaii Society of Corporate Planners. She is a member of the University Community Partnership and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association. As a part-Hawaiian, Diane is active in various Hawaiian community, business and civic organizations, including the Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club and the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce.

Diane has a M.A. in International Affairs with an emphasis in East-Asia from George Washington University. She earned her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools.