Diane Maher is the president and chief operating officer of DP Fox Ventures, a diversified management company with interests in real estate, transportation, fashion, sports and entertainment. She is also the president & COO for Fox Motors, a retail automotive group representing 27 locations and 41 brands. The locations stretch from Chicago to Grand Rapids to Marquette in the Upper Peninsula. Fox Motors has also been expanding its product line into the powersports arena with two locations within West Michigan and three more in Chicago.
Maher started at DP Fox Ventures in 1993 as the firm’s vice president of finance. She was promoted to chief financial officer a few years later and to chief operating officer of Fox Motors in 2009. She has handled acquisitions of all Fox Motors dealerships in her role as CFO and COO, starting with the very first one in 2000. Maher previously worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP from 1987-93 as an audit manager and as a financial consultant to DP Fox.
A graduate of Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy, Maher received her designation as a CPA in 1987.
Maher serves on the ODB Ministries board of directors and is the chairman of their Finance and Audit Committee. She also serves on the West Michigan Policy Forum Board of Directors.
She and her husband, Damian, live in East Grand Rapids and have three children.