DOUGLAS, WY, September 18, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Diane Harrop with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Harrop celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Diane Harrop is a consultant and former mayor with more than 45 years of distinction in her fields. A longtime business owner and civil servant, she feels her strength is connecting people who can work dynamically together to truly solve problems, and believes in the power of non-profit organizations to effect change outside of the concern for the bottom line. In 1975, Ms. Harrop graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Education.
From 1973 to 1975, Ms. Harrop worked as a researcher in the speech department at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. In 1975, she held the posts of a clerk and a book designer for Pruett Publishing Company in Boulder, Colorado, before becoming an English teacher and a debate coach at Olathe High School from 1975 to 1976. From 1976 to 1979, Ms. Harrop was active as a cash items teller at the Converse County Bank in Douglas, Wyoming, and excelled as the owner and the manager of R-D Pharmacy & Books from 1979 to 2001.
During this time, Ms. Harrop became involved in local politics, serving as the Mayor of the city of Douglas from 1981 to 1991 as well as on the Douglas City Council from 1991 to 1993. From 2003 to 2005, she found success as the executive director of the Wyoming Healthcare Commission. Subsequently, Mr. Harrop entered consultancy as the proprietor of What's Next? Consulting, where she remains to this day.
Ms. Harrop continued to be associated with local politics as an appointee to the Wyoming Economic Development and Stabilization Board from 1991 to 1997, where she was the vice chairman from 1994 to 1996 and the chairman from 1996 to 1997. The first female member of the Douglas City Council, she was appointed as the first chairman of the State Advisory Council on Innovative Education in 1991. She has been featured in the Huffington Post, and has authored columns for the Douglas Budget Newspaper in 1994 and the Casper Star Tribune from 1991 to 2003. Moreover, Ms. Harrop is a gifted metalsmith and an award-winning jeweler, notably crafting in hand engravings and silver fabrication.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Diane Harrop has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
About Marquis Who's Who®
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America®, Marquis Who's Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America®, Who's Who in the World®, Who's Who in American Law®, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare®, Who's Who in Science and Engineering®, and Who's Who in Asia®. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.
# # #