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Diehl & Co. LLC

A Washington State Limited Liability Company

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What we do

Management of Non-Profit Membership Associations



Grant Writing

Fund Raising

Professional Auctioneering Services

Event Planning and Execution


Creating and Developing Innovative Affordable Housing Projects

Current Clients

Significant Achievements

171 Events

Planned and Successfully Executed 163 Conference and Training Events Including 88 National, Regional or Statewide Conferences from 23-663 attendees.

2.6 Million Raised

Raised over $2.3 Million in Funds for Non-Profit Clients

Developed 7

Successfully Developed and Implemented Seven New Lines of Business for Clients

18 Years Leading

Led Annual Visits by Affordable Housing Leaders to Capitol Hill over the Past 18 years, Meeting with all Washington State Members of Congress at least once per year


Appointed by Former WA State Governor Gary Locke in 2001 to Serve on the Affordable Housing Advisory Board (AHAB), Which Advises the Governor on the State’s affordable Housing Initiatives.  Re-appointed by Governor Gregoire in 2005

Selected by Obama

Selected by the Obama Administration to Travel to Orissa State in India with Congressman Jim McDermott in November 2010 as a part of a Trade Mission


Successfully Held Auditor, Controller and Chief Financial Officer Positions from 1971-1990

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of CPAs, American Bar Association
  • Washington Society of Association Executives
  • Society of Government Meeting Planners
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni Association
  • (among others)

Qualifications and Experience

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • JD, the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (1979)
  • BS in Accountancy, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (1971)
  • Attorney at Law, Admitted – Illinois Bar on 4/26/79. Registered – Supreme Court of Illinois #3123278
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Illinois (1972)
  • Certificate, University of Washington School of Law, Professional Mediation Program (2002)
  • Current Designations:  National CARH’s Rural Affordable Housing Professional – 2005, Spectrum Seminars’ Continuing Certified Credit Compliance Professional (C10P) 1998-current, and the Shining STAR Designation (Rural Development) 1997-current; NAHMA and NAA’s Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) 2006; Graduated:  Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, Bradley, IL (1967)

Professional Career

Executive and Supervisory Positions
  • 1996-Today     Diehl & Co. LLC
  • 1993-1996       People of Color Against AIDS Network
  • 1990-1993       National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries
  • 1982-1990       TCW Realty Investors
  • 1979-1982       American Income Properties of Illinois
  • 1979                Carl Icahn – Bayswater Realty Investors
  • 1979                Fidinam SA (Milan, Italy)
  • 1976-1979       Heitman Mortgage Investors
  • 1974-1976       JMB Realty Corporation
  • 1971-1794       KPMG Peat Marwick
  • 1968-1971       General Electric


Freelance Author, Fast Thinking Magazine, Sydney Australia – article, “From Chippy to Green Building Pioneer,” July 5, 2010.
Author, “The Russell-NCREIF Property Indices:  Institutional Real Estate Performance Benchmarks,” Journal of Real Estate Literature, 1:95-103, American Real Estate Society (1993); Kluwer Publishers, The Netherlands.  Consulting Editor, Handbook of Real Estate Portfolio Management, R. D. Irwin, 1995.

Courses Taught and Speaking Topics

  • Email Etiquette
  • Grant Writing 101
  • Intermediate Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning for Non-Profits
  • 30 Ways to Raise Money for Your Non-Profit
  • Online Resources for Tribal Housing Professionals
  • Native American Housing Program History and Update
  • Shamanic Journeying
  • Among others