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Dianne Beever
Consultant
Independent Management

Dianne Beever is currently an Independent Management Consultant, specializing in strategic planning, change management, issue resolution, value creation, growth, and performance improvement for businesses in a variety of industries.

Dianne spent 11 ½ years at Dell, Inc. Most recently, she was a program manager for merger and acquisition integration responsible for managing the global integration of software companies with a focus in sales and go to market and key strategic projects in support of the new software business unit. During her time at Dell, she held leadership positions in operations management, supply chain strategy & design, process engineering, and manufacturing engineering & maintenance management. Prior to joining Dell, Dianne spent 7+ years at Cummins, Inc., in Columbus Indiana where she held positions in fuel system product development engineering, new product introduction, operations/supplier quality, and quality systems (ISO9001/QS9000).

With over 20 years of industry experience in global merger and acquisition integration, engineering, project and program management, supply chain, lean/six-sigma, and operations management, Dianne’s diverse background gives her a broad business perspective, from design and development through delivery and customer care.

Dianne is a Life Member in the Society of Women Engineers. She earned her BS in Industrial Technology, an MSM (MBA) Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, and an MS from Purdue’s College of Engineering Education. Her SWE experience includes section and region leadership positions as region governor, lt. governor, and treasurer; section president, vice president, section representative, and treasurer. She is currently the chair-elect for the finance committee, a professional senator, a leadership coach, and a member of the strategic initiatives committee and the region conference task force.

An avid supporter of education, Dianne serves on the Krannert Student Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Engineering Education Industrial Advisory Council. She is an alumni mentor, a member of the Purdue President’s Council, and the John Purdue Club. She is a new member of the University of Texas at Austin SWE Corporate Advisory Board.

Dianne lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Phong, and their two golden retrievers, Taylor (8 ½) and Kenzie (2). She is an avid sports fan that loves college football and basketball and tries to catch any Purdue team that is playing in Texas! In her spare time, she loves to coach and mentor students, travel, read, and spend time with her family and friends.