Director of Operations
Diane Neustadt has been with Forest Hills Financial Group (FHFG) for over thirty years and has seen the firm grow, flourish and prosper. Her diverse background in operations, administration, employee relations and sales bring unique value to the associates and staff at FHFG, and to the clients that she serves. Diane attended Queens College, NY and began her professional career working at a major retail store. She gained experience both on the selling floor and in Human Resources, where she found her niche to be in operations and administration with a strength for building relationships. When a friend referred her to FHFG, the firm had one small office in Elmhurst, NY, and today has grown to three thriving offices in NYC, Forest Hills and Melville. Diane takes pride in having a hand in shaping the culture of the firm. She spends time in all three offices, working closely with management, associates and staff on a variety of projects and tasks. Diane loves helping people feel good about themselves, and finds nothing more rewarding than helping her colleagues and clients reach and surpass their personal and professional goals.
A health and fitness enthusiast, Diane helped launch the wellness initiative at FHFG. She also plans and organizes the firm's functions and events throughout the year. On a personal note, Diane participated in the 39.3 mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer nine times since 2007 and continues to advocate to raise awareness and bring us closer to a cure. She enjoys working out, yoga, cooking, gardening, attending concerts and rooting for her favorite NY sports teams. Diane also loves spending time with her two sons.