Diana, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has been in the cable industry since 1994. In her current position she is Sr. Government Affairs Professional. Before coming to Comcast Cable, Hawkins was employed for 12 years with Time Warner Cable and served 10 years with Carlson Companies in various positions. Hawkins is best known for her work with the City of Minneapolis Code Four, (the closing of eight crack houses). She went to the state legislature and lobbied for a new school in the Hawthorne area (the – Nellie Stone Johnson Community School) and is the co-founder of the Hawthorne Huddle Organization, just to name a few.
Hawkins has also been recognized for her involvement in many community programs. Her effort in this area impacts her neighborhood, the community and the City of Minneapolis. She has won numerous awards such as: The Acts of Kindness: Governor’s Volunteer Award, Minneapolis Community Award, Building Block Award-National Night Out, USA Erase the Hate Honor Roll Award, Comcast Hero of Volunteerism Award, Time Warner’s Highest Award – Andrew Heiskell Award, (2)Total Quality Service Award, and the MCCA (Minnesota Cable Communications Association) Community Service Award.
She was responsible for implementing a Minneapolis NAMIC (National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) chapter as well as being responsible for the Time-To-Read Literacy/Mentoring Program for Time Warner Cable.