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Administrative assistant , Small business owner

Dianna Lynn Ballew, small business owner, administrative assistant. Certified professional secretary, South Carolina. Recipient Meritorious Service award, 1978, Grover Loenig award, Civil Air Patrol, 1978, Gill Robb Wilson award, 1986, Paul E. Garber award, 1986, Chas E. Yeager award, 1989, Frank Borman Aerospace Education award, 1991, Exceptional Service award, 1993.


Ballew, Dianna Lynn was born on April 9, 1948 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Paul William Senior and Ilse Louisa (Staudter) Janopoulo.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Limestone College, 1993. Associate of Arts in Business Management, Greenville Technology College, 1991.


Public information specialist United States Army Recruiting Command, 1979-1982. Administrative assistant, senior secretary State of Colorado, Denver, 1982-1985. Owner, president Comp Tech, 1982-1986.

Office manager Plante Properties, Inc., 1985-1987. Owner, president Professional Office Specialists, 1986-1988. Administrative assistant Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1986-1988.

Administrative management Fluor Daniel, Greenville, South Carolina, 1988-1990. Administrative assistant W.W. Grainger, 1990-1991. Owner, consultant New Horizons, since 1991.

Assistant director Meals on Wheels, Greenville, 1993-1994. Office manager Webster University, since 1994.


  • Certified professional secretary, South Carolina.


Director public affairs Civil Air Patrol, Columbia South Carolina, 1988-1994, director training, Denver, 1985-1988, squadron Commander, Denver, 1983-1984, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1981-1982, instructor Denver, Greenville, since 1977. Member National Association of Female Executives, American Business Womens Association, Professional Secretary International (Certified Professional Secretary award 1989), International Biograph. Association (International Biograph.

Woman of Year 1994, American Biograph. Woman of Year 1994).


  • Other Interests

    Flying, writing, photography, bowling, walking.


Married William A. Gentry Senior, December 14, 1966 (divorced October 1979). Children: Mary Louisa Gentry Randolph, William A. Gentry Junior, Suzanne Marie Gentry. Married James H. Ballew, January 17, 1994.

Paul William Senior Janopoulo

Ilse Louisa (Staudter) Janopoulo

William A. Gentry Senior

James H. Ballew

Mary Louisa Gentry Randolph Ballew

William A. Gentry Junior Ballew

Suzanne Marie Gentry Ballew