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Diane Melley


Vice President Global Citizenship Initiatives

Marketing, Communications and Citizenship, IBM Corporation


Ms. Melley is currently Vice President, Global Citizenship Initiatives in IBM Corporate Marketing, Communications and Citizenship.  Ms. Melley has global leadership responsibility over the IBM Impact Grants portfolio focused on Cloud, Analytics, Social and mobile offerings for not-for-profits, schools and government organizations and awards over 500 grants annually. Ms. Melley also leads the Business Integration team where Corporate Citizenship assets are integrated with IBM’s business strategies in Public Sector, Education and the Small Medium Business industry segments. She also heads IBM's Humanitarian Disaster Response efforts worldwide. Under her leadership, IBM has responded with integrated technology solutions to over a dozen major disasters in recent years including the ongoing response and recovery efforts in the Philippines; deploying a full Intelligent Operations Center for Emergency Management for the country. Ms. Melley is also responsible for IBM's Smarter Safety Net for Social Services grants as part of the Impact Grants portfolio. Additionally, she drives the development of the annual IBM Responsibility Report and corporate responsibility rankings.


Ms. Melley is a faculty member of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility at Johns Hopkins University. She is also a 2001 Eisenhower Fellow to the European Union and Ireland and is past chair of the Eisenhower Alumni Regional Fellows Group. She serves on the boards of directors of Points of Light, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Center for Corporate Citizenship, the Philadelphia Scholars Advisory Board, the Conference Board Contributions Council and the Service Leaders Global Advisory Council, among others.

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