Dianne Jones 50 Most Influential Women

Dianne Jones Recognized Among 50 Most Influential Women by Mecklenburg Times

Dianne Jones, Senior Manager of Client Services at Maxis Advisors, has been named to the Mecklenburg Times’ 2021 List of 50 Most Influential Women.

“I cannot think of a person that is more deserving of this recognition.   Dianne is the epitome of working hard, doing right, and wanting the best outcome for all,” said Patric Zimmer, President of Maxis Advisors. “It is an honor to have her on our team and we are delighted that she is being included in this special group of people that are being recognized for their achievement in not only business but life.”

“As someone born and raised here in Charlotte, it means a tremendous amount to be considered one of the most 50 Influential Women in our area,” said Dianne.  “I look forward to continuing to leverage opportunities put in front of me to benefit others.”

Dianne Jones joined Maxis in 2013 to provide site selection and incentives negotiation services to both privately held and publicly traded companies.  Internally, Dianne has been a strategic resource to both the business development and project management teams, ensuring excellent client relationships and successful project implementations.  Her expertise has assisted several expansion and relocation projects, ranging in size from $120,000 to $113 million.  Some of Dianne’s recent projects which located in the Charlotte market include:

  • Prime Beverage Group – Cabarrus County, $68M in Investment & 231 Jobs
  • ZND US – Iredell County, $5.7M in Investment & 43 Jobs
  • Advanced Armour Engineering, York County, $3.7M in Investment & 100 Jobs
  • Kurz Transfer Products – Mecklenburg County, $18.4M in Investment & 90 Jobs
  • Knoll America – Gaston County, $7.8M in Investment & 31 Jobs

Before joining Maxis, Dianne worked as a Senior Paralegal at The Hutchens Law Firm, with a focus in creditor rights and real estate.  Dianne holds her real estate license in both North and South Carolina and is an active member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women.)

Dianne is extremely passionate about growing the workforce opportunities for young people in the Charlotte area and has been involved in a variety of efforts focused on such opportunities. In 2019, she invited contacts from the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to come together in Greenville, South Carolina to witness how this community was working together to provide a pipeline of opportunities for youth which affords them the ability to learn how to recognize well-paying jobs that do not require a four year degree.  She has mentored students at East Mecklenburg High School, Queens College, The University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and Winthrop University, and serves on CREW Charlotte’s Student Outreach committee.

Dianne is also generous in sharing her time and expertise with young professional women, helping them navigate through milestones such as taking on leadership roles, first home buying, starting a family and being a working mother. She is a mentor for several women in business who are employed at firms like Duke Energy, Colliers, as well as several general construction and brokerage firms in the region.

Dianne sits on the board of directors for Legal Studies at her alma mater, Methodist University, as well as the board of directors at East Mecklenburg High School where she graduated. She resides in Charlotte with her husband, Andra, and daughters Hayden and Emory.

About The Mecklenburg Times’ 50 Most Influential Women

The 50 Most Influential Women event was created to spotlight and recognize the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region, in the economy, and in society. The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, law, education, and not-for-profit fields.  They are selected by a panel of independent business leaders based on professional accomplishment and community involvement within the Charlotte area.

About Maxis Advisors

Maxis Advisors provides comprehensive incentive analysis and negotiation, location analysis and selection, and real estate advisory services throughout the U.S. to international and domestic companies.

Founded in 1996, Maxis applies its expertise in incentive negotiation and site selection to increase project ROI and IRR for manufacturing, distribution, office and real estate development projects. Maxis has successfully negotiated incentive packages on projects representing over $8 billion in capital investment and 6,500 jobs in 42 states.

For more information, see www.maxisadvisors.com.

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