Diana Roggemann is the senior director of Development at the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations and is based in New York, New York. Prior to this, she was the executive director of the China-U.S. SkyClub, a private business club atop the World Trade Center, fostering bilateral commercial cooperation and investment opportunities.
Prior to that, Ms. Roggemann was senior director of Development at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations for nearly a decade, where she coordinated its relationship-building and fundraising activities, including the corporate membership program and the annual Gala Dinner, and organized senior state visits from China. She spearheaded the organization’s 50th anniversary capital campaign.
Before joining the National Committee, Ms. Roggemann worked at the Asia Society and Museum as well as the China Institute. She also created a business to advise U.S. clients, including medical schools and marketing firms, on Chinese cultural norms.
Ms. Roggemann received her B.S. in Mandarin and Asian Studies from Georgetown University and her masters in Foreign Affairs from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. Her true passion is travelling in and around China, especially in non-urban areas, and hiking the countryside.
Besides living and working in mainland China and Taiwan, Ms. Roggemann has traveled through 13 countries in Asia and climbed some of the region’s most outstanding mountains, including Taiwan’s Yu Shan, almost all of the four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism in China and the tallest peak in Southeast Asia, Gunung Kinabalu. Outside of her work with the Bush China Foundation, she is a classically-trained violinist and advocates for social justice and hunger-relief causes.