Diana Patiño


Diana Patiño, a dynamic and accomplished leader, from the vibrant city of Mexico City, where her passion for public service and advocacy was cultivated from a young age. As the founder and president of Patino Strategies LLC, a distinguished consulting firm, Diana has emerged as a formidable force in the realms of public affairs, political campaigns, and public engagement.

Diana's academic pursuits led her to the prestigious University of Chicago, where she earned a Master's in Public Policy, refining her skills and knowledge to shape the future landscape of public governance. Her proven track record of success spans across diverse sectors, including state, local, and the political arena in both Houston, TX, and Chicago, IL.

In her distinguished career, Diana held a county-wide executive-level government position as the Policy, Public Relations, and Legislative Director. Worked three legislative sessions with the then-Dean of the Senate, John Whitmire, showcasing her expertise in policy development and legislative affairs. Additionally, she served as the Executive Director of the Harris County Democratic Party, where she played a pivotal role in launching the first-ever Vote by Mail tracking campaign.

More recently, Diana demonstrated her strategic expertise as the lead consultant for the John Whitmire for Mayor Campaign. Her leadership and innovative approach were instrumental in steering the campaign toward success, further solidifying her reputation as a key player in shaping the political landscape. Diana Patiño's unwavering commitment to public policy and her strategic acumen continue to make a lasting impact on the communities she serves.

Beyond her professional achievements, Diana is a devoted animal lover who consistently extends her compassion to rescue dogs and cats whenever possible. Her commitment to creating positive change extends beyond politics, demonstrating a well-rounded and empathetic approach to life.Diana also dedicates her time to nurturing the next generation of leaders through her involvement in the University of Chicago's mentee program. As a mentor to new students in the Master's program, she shares her experiences and expertise, inspiring and guiding the future voices of public policy.

In every facet of her life, Diana Patiño continues to break barriers, demonstrating that passion, dedication, and a commitment to public policy can reshape the political landscape and pave the way for a more inclusive and progressive future.