Thursday, April 18, 2013

Killeen Women of Distinction Spotlight - Diane Moore Connell

Diane Connell
Diane Moore Connell
Diane Moore Connell was born in White Plains, New York and grew up around the world moving with her family as her father was a pilot in the U.S. Air force. She graduated from Burgess High School before going on to graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. She is married to her husband, Ted, and has two stepchildren, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Diane’s working career began when she was in college as she worked her way through UT’s Budget Office. Upon graduation, she made a big decision to move to Washington D.C. to begin her career. She started out working at the Veterans Administration before going on to become the legislative assistant to Texas Congressman Olin E. Teague. Diane then decided it was time to return to Texas and worked for House Speaker Gus Mutscher in Austin. She then made a slight change in her career path and worked in real estate until her marriage.

One of her biggest accomplishments was her work with Connell Chevrolet. She relocated the dealership from its former downtown location to Central Texas Expressway and continued operating it for 11 years. Her work didn’t stop there; she still was extremely active throughout her community. Not only was Diane the founding Chairman of Vive Les Arts Societe of Killeen-Harker Heights, but also the founding treasurer of Metroplex Hospital Gift Shop. On top of all of this she was the Director of Texas Automobile Dealers Association from 2005-2010 as well as Vice Chairman for the Killeen Centennial. Through her example, Diane truly inspires young girls to believe in themselves.

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