Diane Scott, as part of a joint venture between the UMKC Innovation Center and the Small Business & Technology Development Center, designs and manages innovative professional development programs for fine artists. Over the past four years, Diane has worked as an integral member of the Artist INC team, a consortium of the Innovation Center, ArtsKC and Charlotte Street Foundation, that provides Kansas City artists with services to master the business end of their art careers. Prior to this Diane was a member of the management faculty at Wichita State University in the Barton School of Business for more than 11 years, winning numerous teaching awards including the 2006 Barton School of Business Undergraduate Teacher of the Year and the 2008 WSU Academy for Effective Teaching award. Diane specializes in creative and fine arts entrepreneurship, management and organizational behavior and has taught thousands of current and future business people in traditional classrooms and professional development settings how to improve their strategic planning, marketing, project planning, teamwork, leadership, coaching and communication skills. Diane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Master of Business Administration from WSU.