Diane grew up in Chicago and currently resides in Elgin, Illinois with her husband, Tom. She attended University of Wisconsin, Madison where she earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry. She has also studied at University of California, Berkley and the Roosevelt University, Chicago and holds additional certifications in Business. Since graduation, Mrs. Schneider has held various professional positions and been a self-employed business owner. Diane is currently the Director of Customer Success at Tradavo.
Mrs. Schneider is also the Chicago Director for Blue Star Families, and volunteers with several local conservation clubs in Illinois. She is a passionate and active volunteer with numerous fishing and conservation events for families around Illinois. Diane is a past chairwoman of the American Cancer Society Northwest Suburban 5k, Multiple Sclerosis Suburban 5k, and the Misericordia Sportsman's Dinner Fundraiser. She is a former board member of the Hoffman Estates Chamber, Elgin Jr. Service board, and a past PTO president at Summit Academy.
Mrs. Schneider has four daughters. Kristi is a speech therapist in Houston, TX; Danielle is co-founder of Original Strength in Cary, NC; Carly is a PGA golf professional; and her youngest daughter, Erin, is a 1st Lieutenant in the Army and recently returned from Kosovo as commander of a NATO Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.
Diane has always been interested in the outdoors and conservation. She was mentored by her father. At a young age she learned to fish, camp and trap shoot. She joined a conservation effort as a teenager in the 70's to clean the water ways around the northern Illinois and Chicago area. Mrs. Schneider is committed to maintaining and developing the outdoors such that our Illinois youth and their families have the same opportunities that she had.