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Diane Darling

Author and speaker Diane Darling is the founder and principal consultant for Effective Networking, Inc. Diane has authored two books on networking: "The Networking Survival Guide" and "Networking for Career Success."

Boston-based Effective Networking Inc. teaches networking techniques to corporations, professional service firms, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, governments, and individuals. Topics range from the basic fundamentals and strategy, to the nuances of trade shows and conferences.

Darling has appeared on NBC Nightly News, in The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Boston Globe. She is a member of the CEO Club, Commonwealth Institute, Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), and National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is also a columnist for the Boston Business Journal. She teaches in the MBA program at Boston University.

Edward Malmborg

Edward Malmborg was appointed as Director of the Department of Workforce Development's Division of Unemployment Assistance in July, 2006, after serving as Acting Director since April, 2006.

His 37-year career managing workforce programs included time as Regional Director for the Department of Employment and Training in the Greater Boston area managing Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service offices, as well as time as the Program Director of the Employment Service and more recently as Director of Unemployment Insurance Operations prior to becoming DUA Director.

Mr. Malmborg is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and has earned an MBA from Western New England College.

Roni F. Noland

Roni F. Noland is a career counselor/coach in private practice in Milton. She has over 20 years of experience helping individuals of all ages with career issues, including resume development, interview coaching, career/job change, salary negotation, work/life balance, re-entering or leaving the job market, job search strategies, networking, and on-the-job issues.

Since 2000, Noland has been a Job Doc for the Boston Sunday Globe and www.boston.com, answering readers' work-related questions.

Prior to starting her own career counseling and coaching business, she worked at Career Moves of Jewish Vocational Service, and several area colleges and universities, including Harvard Graduate School of Design, Tufts University, and Wellesley College.

Noland has also been quoted in national publications such as Money magazine and appeared as a career expert in the PBS documentary, "Out of Work".