Diane Leone Bio
Writer, Author, Speaker, Photographer
Diane Leone is a professional travel and lifestyle writer and photographer as well as an award-winning public relations, marketing, and interior design professional. Leone founded Butterfly Social, a Boutique Social Media Agency and Marketing Edge-a public relations and marketing firm working with numerous clients including small to large corporations, non-profits, government agencies, political campaigns and grassroots organizations.
She offers clients over 20 years of significant experience with a strong record of success in marketing, public relations, branding, relationship management, interior design, event planning and management, social media, integrated marketing strategies, sales development, design, advertising, political campaign management, grassroots management and lobbying.
Leone is a published Author with numerous articles/columns in regional and national publications as well as on-line articles and two published books: Marketing Multifamily Housing with Integrated Marketing Strategies and How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Interior Design Business.
Being very involved in the community, Leone has served on the board of Womenade, a Jacksonville-based nonprofit organization, the Career Academy Advisory Board for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and on the board of the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA). Leone’s passion for education has led to her serving for over twelve years on state education advisory boards, with her last position being Chair of the Board of Trustees for St. Johns River State College as appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida.
Ms. Leone has received numerous awards that include: Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Florida, Top 40 under 40, Finalist for top woman-owned business in Jacksonville by Women Business Owners (WBO), Laurel Award-Northeast Florida Builders Association for Best Interior Design of a Model Home and Best Website Design.