Diane J. Hoskins
Ms. Hoskins has more than 30 years of architecture, design, real estate, and business experience, including as a chief executive officer of a global brand. During this time, she has gained extensive leadership, strategic planning, financial stewardship and organizational development experience, as well as a deep understanding of markets and clients, including their current and future space needs and insight into how companies envision their workspaces of the future.
Ms. Hoskins has been the Co-CEO of M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc. ("Gensler"), the world's largest architecture, design, and planning firm since 2005, and Chair of the Gensler Board of Directors since 2018. She has broad responsibility for managing Gensler, overseeing the company's global platform and its day-to-day operations, which spans over 5,000 employees networked across 48 offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She founded the Gensler Research Institute to generate new knowledge and develop a deeper understanding of the connection between design, business, and the human experience. Ms. Hoskins has held various positions at Gensler since 1995, including Southeast Regional Managing Principal and Managing Director of the Washington, DC office.
Previously, Ms. Hoskins was Senior Vice President of Epstein Architecture and Engineering from 1990 to 1994, Development Analyst at Olympia & York from 1987 to 1990, Architect Designer at Gensler from 1983 to 1985 and Architect at Skidmore Owings & Merrill from 1980 to 1983.
Ms. Hoskins is a member of the MIT Corporation (the Institute's board of trustees), the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Cities & Urbanization and the CEO Initiative by Fortune and Time. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Global Board Member of the Urban Land Institute, Board Member of the Washington Board of Trade and member of several organizations, including the Economic Club of Washington, DC. She serves on the Visiting Committee of the School of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and on the Board of Advisors of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management. Ms. Hoskins has been honored by several organizations for her work, including the Spirit of Life Award from City of Hope and the Outstanding Impact Award from the Council of Real Estate Women. In 2016, she was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame and co-ranked on the Business Insider's 100 "Creators" list, a who's who of the world's 100 top creative visionaries. Ms. Hoskins is sought after by the media to share her expertise in many top tier media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Business Insider, Financial Times, Bloomberg TV, and global architecture and design trade publications. She is a frequent speaker at premier conferences, including the Bloomberg Business/CEO Summit, the Economist Human Potential Conference, and the Wall Street Journal Future of Cities Conference. In the fall of 2019, Ms. Hoskins was a featured panelist at the UN Climate Summit.
Ms. Hoskins graduated from MIT and holds an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.