Dianne Budion Devitt, industry innovator and founder of the DND Group specializes in experience design, creative direction and event production.   As an inspirational Speaker, Educator and Event Producer, Dianne is known for her unique style blending creativity, vision and leadership for over 25 years in hospitality industry.

Dianne is the Vice President serving on the Board of Directors of the Metro New York Live Events Association.  She is a member of Women’s Leadership Exchange, National Speakers Association and the Luxury Marketing Council. Dianne is past President of the Greater New York Meeting Professionals International chapter.    A sought after hi-level event consultant, she has led, participated and managed teams for global events including the First European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Vietnam 50th Commemorative Anniversary, the Apollo 40th Commemorative for MIT and the Clinton Global Initiative.

A best-selling author of What Color is Your Event?, Dianne created ColorUP!, a workshop focusing on creative design and how to interpret strategy into any live experience.   She is an Adjunct Professor at NYU for over 25 years, and is a recipient of the NYU “Award for Teaching Excellence.”   Dianne currently teaches Undergraduates Conference and Event Management and Event Design.    Dianne conceived and created the first event conference and trade show, called the Agenda Xpo.

Her latest ventures are SenseUP!, a Summit based on sensory marketing. Launched in New York City in April 2016, the event is designed to be the next movement in experiential marketing


She is a certified prana yoga practitioner, loves the theater, cats, and recreational skiing.