Diana “Dee” Pellegrino was born and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. She received an Associate of Science Degree from Middlesex County College and a Bachelor of Science degree from Kean University. Diana was among the first civilian 911 dispatchers for the City of Perth Amboy and an EMT on the First Aid Squad. After she graduated from College, Diana began her career in Marketing and Advertising with The News Tribune Newspaper in Woodbridge, NJ. She became the Marketing Director for the Asbury Park Press and the Gannett NJ Newspaper Group. After 13 years with Gannett, she became the Marketing and Promotion Director, and Sales Manager for a group of six radio stations owned by Press Communications.
Diana was responsible for the creation and execution of hundreds of events at both the Newspaper group and the radio stations. Some events were as large as 70,000 attendees! She coordinated a National Tour for Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich, creating LIVE cooking shows across the Country.
In 2016 Diana and her husband Michael opened DPM Shore Solutions, LLC, an advertising, marketing and event agency specializing in advertising at the Jersey Shore, predominately Seaside Heights, NJ. Diana creates events on the beach and boardwalk such as Broadway Meets the Beach, Memorial Day Kickoffs and specialized celebrity events.
Diana has always been very involved in the community. She has volunteered and worked with many organizations including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Police Unity Tour, Ocean County Opioid Task Force, Special Olympics, and various Animal Shelters. She is the President and Founder of the Non-Profit Resilient Minds On The Front Lines, and sits on the Board of Inspire-NJ, the Ocean County 200 Club and is a member of the Ocean County Business Association. She is a Certified Life Coach, NJ Real Estate Agent, and a Real Estate Investor.
One of Diana’s passions in life is to support pet rescue organizations. She lives with her husband Michael in Brick, NJ and their two Resilient Rescue Dogs, Bella and Wookie.
She has 10 Nieces and Nephews that she adores and spoils on a regular basis.