Diana Sun was named Director of Communications and Assistant County Manager in 2003. She manages and directs all external and internal communications for Arlington County. Previously, Ms. Sun served as Vice President, Corporate Communications for Capital One. Prior, President Clinton appointed Ms. Sun as deputy director of Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration, helping U.S. businesses export products and services.
Before joining the Administration, Ms. Sun was vice president of Fleishman-Hillard, Inc., where she managed national media, specialized communications programs, news events and advocacy advertising for corporations, associations and coalitions.
Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Ms. Sun worked in crisis communications and corporate and financial media relations at Hill & Knowlton. Before that, she worked for PaineWebber, Inc., first as an investment broker in Washington, D.C., and then as a portfolio manager in the firm's New York City headquarters.
Ms. Sun holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and studied in the M.B.A. program at the Pace University Lubin Graduate School of Business, New York City. She is currently enrolled in the Master's program at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School.
She serves on the editorial board of Virginia magazine (University of Virginia) and on U.Va.'s Alumni Association Board of Managers Emeritus Board. Ms. Sun is past Chair of the Asian and Pacific American Alumni Network (University of Virginia) and former Vice-Chair of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP), a national non-profit dedicated to growing leaders. Ms. Sun is a graduate and lifetime member of Leadership Arlington.