Diana Untermeyer is the cultural advisor to the Qatar-America Institute. She lived in Doha, Qatar, from 2004 – 2007 while her husband Chase Untermeyer served as U.S. ambassador. In Qatar she was active with women’s and children’s programs and in the conservation, arts and health communities. She participated in numerous equestrian sports and won top rider for the 2006-2007 endurance season.
Her book, Qatar: Sand, Sea, and Sky was published in 2011.
Before leaving for Qatar, Diana served as director of communications for Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. She served on the boards of the Houston Zoo, Zoo Friends of Houston, Inc., and the Hermann Park Conservancy.
Currently, she serves on the board of Houston Civic Events and on the Leadership Cabinet of the Hackett Center at The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.
Diana was graduated in 1984 with a B.A. from the University of Virginia and is a member of the Raven Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Delta Delta Delta sorority. After graduation, she worked as a wilderness guide, a liaison between the office of then-Vice President Bush and the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, an advance representative for Vice President and Mrs. Bush, and later as executive assistant to the White House counsel during the George H.W. Bush administration.
She and Chase have one daughter, Elly, and live in Houston.