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 brings unique value to the associates and staff at FHFG, clients that she serves and people she meets through networking and community involvement. Diane takes pride in being a people person and having a hand in shaping the culture and values of the firm.
Diane majored in Sociology at Queens College, NY and began her professional career working at a major retail store. She gained experience predominantly in Human Resources and found her niche 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 three thriving offices in NYC, Forest Hills and Melville. Diane spends time in all three locations, working closely with management, associates and staff on a variety of projects and tasks. She loves helping people feel good about themselves and enjoys helping her colleagues and clients reach and surpass their personal and professional goals. Through networking and involvement in various philanthropic endeavors Diane finds nothing more rewarding than bringing people and resources together to meet their needs and help improve their lives.
A health and fitness enthusiast, Diane helped launch the wellness initiative at FHFG. She also plans and organizes the firm’s company 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 to bring us closer to a cure. She enjoys working out, yoga, cooking, gardening, attending concerts and rooting for her favorite NY sports teams.
Diane was raised in Queens, NY and now resides in Plainview, NY with her two sons Russell and David.