Diane Daniels Adoma was born in Bainbridge, Georgia and resides in Lithonia and is City Councilwoman for Stonecrest District #5 and Mayor Pro Tem. She is a veteran business woman and community leader. Adoma holds a PhD in Leadership and Organization Management with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. She received her master’s degree in business administration from University of Phoenix and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kennesaw State University.
Diane has more than 25 years of work experience and affiliations with companies such as Adoma & Associates dba H&R Block, Turner Broadcasting Systems, AT&T, ING Group and other Fortune 500 businesses. Diane’s passion is entrepreneurship, and she believes the small business is the “economic engine” for a revitalized community. Diane is also a graduate of both the Leadership Rockdale Program and the Rotary International Leadership Training Institute. Rotary is a worldwide community organization whose tagline is “service above self.”
In addition, Diane is also an instructor for the Small Business Entrepreneurial Academy and teaches “Marketing Your Brand for Identity.” Diane advocates for small businesses and has served as the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate for the Atlanta Region. She has trained small business owners and nonprofits in strategic planning in many geographic regions. Diane’s current memberships (2008-2016) and activities include serving as Advisory United Way Board member, United Way Community Engagement Council member, United Way Investment Consultant, Sage Group America Educational Consultant, Georgia Rotary District Character Education Program (Laws of Life Essay Contest) and the Georgia Haitian American Chamber of Commerce. Diane’s past engagements in the community includes United Way Campaign Fundraising Chair for Rockdale County; Rotary board member Chair of Youth Services; Public Relations and Communications Chair of the Georgia Rotary District Character Education Program (Laws of Life Essay Contest), Chamber Ambassador Chair; Chair of “Shop the Rock;” President of Brooks Mill Homeowner Association and board member of Rockdale Foundation for Excellence in Education. Diane was the recipient of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce James P. Culpepper, Jr. prestigious volunteer award, and the Rotary International “Avenues of Service Citation” the highest Rotarian global award for individual community service in multiple categories. Diane’s motto is: “I never lose. I either win, or I learn.” True happiness stems from an in-depth study and application of God’s word.