Professional Profile: Diana Podaski 2016

Diana Podaski - 2016

Name: Diana Podaski - 2016

Title: VP - Marketing & Social Media

Company: Linear Retail Properties

Location: Burlington, MA

Birthplace: Middletown, CT

Family: Fiancé - Dean

College: University of New Hampshire

First job unrelated to your current field: First job ever was at a farm stand, then retail, then hospitality

First job in current field: Marketing assistant, WS Development

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Owner of 82 retail properties throughout New England. Plans for the future – lease up and buy new properties

Hobbies: Travel, learning about wine and vineyard visiting, boating, snowboarding, Zumba, guitar, volunteering for Make-A-Wish MA/RI

Favorite novel: “The Purple Cow” by Seth Godin

Favorite film: Lord of the Rings Trilogy (went to New Zealand and saw the set)

Keys to success: Creativity, design, kindness, confidence

Person(s) you most admire: Jennifer Hyman, Virginia Maloney and Melissa McManus

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Master Sommelier at a vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina or “Travel Goddess” for The Travel Channel or Photographer for National Geographic