Diane Ryan earned her Bachelors in Accounting in 1978. That degree was awarded with high honors. She added an MBA from SIUE in 1980. Since graduating from SIUE Diane has had a remarkable career, graduating magna cum laude with her J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law. Her professional career has included private practice, and nearly three decades public service in one of the largest governmental agencies in the United States, as well as teaching at the SIUE School of Business and the St. Louis University Law School. Diane is currently a tax litigation attorney with a Chicago law firm.