Staff Profile: Diane Baum Verploegh

External Relations Associate

Diane Baum Verploegh is a native of Detroit, Michigan.  A graduate of Tulane University, Diane earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and embarked on a nearly two decade career at 3M Company.  During that time, she obtained an MBA at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota) and held various positions at 3M in manufacturing, laboratory, product management, market development, and sales management that spanned numerous corporate products and core technologies. 

After taking a leave from the corporate world, Diane volunteered her time with math curriculum consulting, child tutoring, faith enrichment and fund raising at local private educational institutions. Diane is married to Jim, and has two sons grown sons.  She is an active member of St. Michael the Archangel Church and the southeast Michigan Catholic faith community.

During her corporate career, child rearing and community volunteering, Diane has had a long standing desire to support the work and mission of the Acton Institute. She offers her time and knowledge to expand awareness and support for Acton in Michigan, including southeast Michigan/Detroit metro area.  Diane considers Acton one of the premier institutes which recognize and uphold the essential nature of the human person. It is through the free exchange of infused talents, personal creativity, and individual needs and desires that a functioning market place and moral society exist. She believes that our Creator, not elected government(s) has given us inherent freedom and dignity by His grand design; without a recognition and understanding of this fundamental truth, all else in life follows at risk, especially a free and virtuous society.

Should the mission and work of Acton Institute be of interest, your participation in any way is most welcome. You can reach Diane to learn about and discuss the Acton Institute in greater detail at