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Diane Zeigler is an external affairs professional, a seasoned fundraiser and gifted storyteller. She brings integrated experience in journalism, technology, politics and the arts and has a proven public record in Vermont. Her work has produced a string of successful marketing campaigns and exceeded revenue targets for some of the state’s most respected nonprofits and small businesses.

Her experience includes work as the Director of Marketing & Communications at Circus Smirkus, as the Publisher of, and as a technical project manager at the Vermont Arts Council. At the former KSE Partners lobbying firm in Montpelier, Vermont, she directed public affairs for multiple clients including Goddard College, GroSolar, Chelsea Green Publishing, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund and many others. One of the highlights of her career was running the communications strategy for the Vermont Freedom to Marry campaign in 2009, which resulted in Vermont’s landmark legislation to remove the restrictions on marriage for same-sex couples.

She brings to the table an unusual combination of marketing and financial skills developed over a career in the music business and in working for nonprofits and small businesses:

  • Sales & Fundraising
  • Message Development
  • Ad Buying
  • Financial Bookkeeping
  • Media Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Development & Email marketing
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Video Production & Audio Interviews
  • Creative Writing & Editing
  • Strategic Partnership Development

Diane Zeigler Music

Music may be purchased at ITunes by clicking this link.Diane Zeigler is well-known for her work as a musician, and is established as a respected songwriter in the national folk/acoustic music community.

She is a former nationally touring singer/songwriter with 5 critically acclaimed recordings and 8 national songwriting awards to her credit. Her work combines a crystalline vocal style with distinctive open-tuning guitar work, crafting songs that have earned her respect among songwriters and critics as “one of the most talented singer-songwriters New England has produced.” (The Music Matters)

She is a mother of three and longtime resident of Montpelier, Vermont, where she lives with her husband Geoff Sather.