Getting to Know ...

Getting to Know ...

Diane Poldy

<bt>Diane Poldy is the new president of the Vienna Tyson's Chamber of Commerce.

Name: Diane Poldy

Family information: I am divorced with two children and four grandchildren.

Current job: I have recently been appointed the new president of Vienna Tyson's Chamber of Commerce. I m not new to the Chamber since I have been involved with them when working as a non-profit representative from the Women's Center. I am very excited about the time ahead and to continue the work of former president Ellen Galant. I plan to keep building on the foundation that has already been laid down and to continue the good work the Chamber is already doing. I feel that Ellen Galant has put the bar high and I will strive for the Chamber to get even better.

I am also involved in the Fairfax chapter of Zonta International, an organization of professional women working to improve the status of women worldwide. I will try to continue working towards more women-owned businesses in the Vienna-Tysons area.

Education: I recently earned a MA in Gerontology and Long Term Care Management and Administration from Naropa University in Boulder, Col.

Describe yourself: I am very outgoing and I like to be around people. I love people and the energy they give me. I am a creative thinker and a problem solver. My father taught me to never give up and to never say "I can't," it is something I m very grateful for. I would also describe myself as a loyal person.

What do you enjoy about your community: I like the small town feeling here, it's something I have always aimed to re-create wherever I go. I came to live here in 1974 and it offers everything I want and it is also close to a large city. I love the Halloween parade, celebrating 4th July and the other town activities. It is the time people get to spend time together. For newcomers, I would recommend walking around the old parts of the town, looking at the gardens and the Ayr Hill area.

Hobbies: My children both live in the area and I love to spend my free time with my grandchildren.

<1b>— Nadia Khaldi