Diane Blazek is executive director of All-America Selections® and National Garden Bureau. For more than 25 years, she has been immersed in gardening both personally and professionally. Diane brings a passion to the subject based on a history in the field of horticulture publishing, as well as a love for gardening and culinary exploration. Growing up on a small family farm in northern Missouri, Diane spent years helping her parents plant, tend and harvest a large home vegetable garden. As president and publisher at Ball Publishing, she led the way in connecting the commercial side of the industry with consumers via the live focus groups called Consumer Buzz Live! Diane also managed Ball Publishing’s entry into consumer garden book publishing.
Since December of 2009, Diane has been leading both All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau through an exciting period of growth as they establish themselves as inspirational resources in the minds of garden communicators, public gardens, garden retailers and home gardeners.