Founder & Executive Director, Change Food
Organizer/Host TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat”
Sustainable Food Marketing Expert
As a creative marketing visionary and social entrepreneur, Diane Hatz formulates, develops and implements innovative solutions to problems relating to food and farming.
Diane is the host and licensee for TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” - an annual independently-organized TED event around sustainable food and farming. She is also the founder and executive director of the Change Food nonprofit program. Change Food helps individuals change the way they eat by raising public awareness and educating consumers about problems with the U.S. food system. It highlights what can and is being done to dismantle the ill effects of industrial agriculture as well as promoting sustainable solutions so that all people have access to healthy, nutritious food.
Previously, Diane was the co-founder and director of The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming. From March 2010 – 2013, The Institute raised public awareness about sustainable food and farming and worked to bring the food movement closer together.
Prior to that, as Founder and Director of the nonprofit program Sustainable Table, Diane Hatz developed and managed creative projects to raise awareness and educate consumers about issues surrounding the sustainable food and agriculture movement, while promoting solutions to the problems caused by factory farms.
Diane was Executive Producer of the award-winning, critically acclaimed, animated films The Meatrix, The Meatrix II: Revolting, and The Meatrix II ½ as well as Project and Marketing Director for the Meatrix campaign, both online and off. She was also a founder and director of the Eat Well Guide, an online consumer directory of sustainably-raised meat and dairy products in the United States and Canada.
Prior to joining GRACE, Diane worked in the music industry in various roles, including marketing, publicity, business affairs and management. She also co-founded, wrote and published The Relay, an independent music magazine on The Who, which is archived in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Diane has an MA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Delaware, and a Minor in Philosophy.
In 2009, Diane published her first fictional novel Rock Gods of Acht: a music meltdown, available on Amazon and other fine online retailers.