Diane Romano


Diane Romano
Diane Romano
Diane Romano

Diane Romano is President  of Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation, and heads the fundraising effort. She currently holds the position of President & CEO of HudsonYards Studio LLC. She previously held the position of Group Managing Director of Schawk, Inc. and prior to that, the position of President, Media & Entertainment Group of AGT/Seven, and originally, President of Applied Graphics Technologies (AGT).

Ms. Romano began her graphic arts career in 1967 as a Draftsman. In 1969 she joined PPI in the art department and worked her way up through increasingly responsible roles in the organization, serving as Art Director, Production Manager, Plant Manager, Vice President of Manufacturing, Executive Vice President and President.
Ms. Romano and her company were pioneers in electronic pagination and digital transmission. In early 1988, the PPI Network consolidated its operations with The Kordet Group, one of the largest service companies in the world specializing in electronic color imaging, assembly, and printing. The merger of these two companies created Applied Graphics Technologies.

Diane Romano became President of AGT in 1995 and was instrumental in its successful IPO in 1996. In 2006, Diane joined the Caps Group in Chicago and renamed her New York operation “HudsonYards”. Today HudsonYards is part of Caps Visual Communications and has operations in New York, San Francisco, Nashville & Chicago. HudsonYards is a leader in front end solutions to Advertisers, Retailers, Magazine Publishers and Corporations.

Ms. Romano serves on several industry boards. Last year GCSF awarded 100K in scholarships to local students. Diane is a well-known industry speaker and recipient of several industry awards. Among them; The Luminaire Award, Naomi Farber Award, Printing Impressions Hall of Fame, Leo and Florence Joachim Award, and The David G. Jensen Idealliance Memorial Award, the AGC Power of Communications Award, the Florence Joachim Woman Executive of the Year Award, the APC Advertising Production Person of the Year Award and most recently, an induction into The Ben Franklin Honor Society.

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Your generosity will allow us to select the most qualified students for scholarship awards from among the many applications received.

The exact number of awards is based on the amount of funds raised in a given year. All funds go directly to the students’ tuition and related expenses for the school year.

Awards are also considered for the second, third and fourth year of prior award recipients, with continued academic accomplishment and graphics career commitment serving as the evaluation criteria; as well as for first time second and third year college, or graduate student applicants. The Awards may be allocated to one or more students, based on the qualification levels of the responding candidates.

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