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Diana Cole

Founding Partner, Onemi-Global Solutions.

Retired: Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Diana retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in May 2022, after 27 years of federal government service. Diana first worked as an Intelligence Analyst for the FBI and was selected to become an FBI Special Agent in February 2002. After completing her New Agent Training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia she reported to her first duty station in Portland, Oregon where she was assigned from 2002-2009. During her time at FBI Portland, Diana conducted criminal investigations which included human trafficking and child sexual exploitation. In September 2009, Diana transferred to FBI St. Louis where, in addition to conducting criminal investigations, she also served as a Crisis Negotiator. She had significant involvement in the investigative efforts following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In 2014, Diana promoted to senior leadership in the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. Diana served as a Unit Chief and then as an Assistant Section Chief in CIRG’s Strategic Information and Operations Center (SIOC). The SIOC is the FBI’s 24/7 global operations center. During her time there, Diana was involved in numerous national and international FBI Headquarters crisis command posts, most notably the Benghazi U.S. Embassy Attack, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Boston Marathon Bombing, the Dothan, Alabama “boy in the bunker” abduction, and several active shooter events to include the Pulse Nightclub. In 2019, Diana returned to the field and was assigned to FBI Nashville where she became a part of the Appalachian Region Prescription Opioid Strike Force. Over the course of her career, Diana was recognized with various awards which include: a Distinguished Service Award from the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Eastern District of Missouri, an FBI Exceptional Performance Award, the Law Enforcement Partner Agency Award from the USAO for the District of Oregon and the Excellence in Law Enforcement Award from the USAO for the Middle District of Tennessee. Diana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Diana is a co-founder of Onemi North America. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Jim, their dog Guinness and cats, Calvin and Hobbes.


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