Executive Director

Diane Dimeff

Diane Dimeff is the executive director of eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship in Boulder, Colorado and the Chief Advisor – Space Commerce Program for the Space Foundation, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has also taught aerospace entrepreneurship, market analysis, customer discovery and strategy in the CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) department.

Diane has over 30 years of experience in the field of education - as a teacher, consultant, and program developer. Prior to joining eSpace, Diane was the associate dean at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley campus, the assistant dean and director of MBA programs at the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder, and the executive director of the evening and weekend MBA programs at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

An educator by background, Diane began her career as a high school mathematics teacher and has taught quantitative methods, marketing, and strategy in business schools at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Diane earned her B.A. in anthropology and mathematics, her mathematics and social sciences teaching credentials, as well as her MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.