Diane Bevan, Executive Director of the Idaho Women’s Business Center and CEO of the Idaho Hispanic Foundation Diane has built her career on making connections and building business. She started her first business in high school designing and sewing prom dresses and has been an ongoing entrepreneur in some capacity. She studied Communications at Brigham Young University and has used her skills to create multiple businesses in TX, TN, PA and ID . Diane was recently recruited to be the first CEO of the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and has grown to love the Hispanic community. In 2018, she founded the Idaho Hispanic Foundation,(501c3) and remains its CEO. Under the IHF, Diane applied for the women business center grant, a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration and won. Today, she is the Executive Director of the IWBC overseeing 2 grant designations to bring education, training and business development to women across Idaho. She is a recipient of the Mrs. Idaho America Career Achievement and Community Service Awards and is a 2019 and 2020 Idaho Business Review top 50 Women of the Year. She is in her 4th year as a Commissioner for Meridian Development Corporation. Diane is the published author of, "My Idaho Kitchen" and still enjoys catering for special events. She has resided in Idaho for over 12 years with her husband of 30+ years and their 4 children.