As the President of Combs Wine & Spirits, Dia Simms oversees the strategic execution of all brands under the House of Combs. The brands that she does development for include Revolt TV, Aquahydrate, Sean John, Cîroc Ultra Premium Vodka and DeLeon Tequila. Under her presidency, Cîroc Vodka has experienced over 1000% growth, becoming one of the most recognized vodka brands across the globe.
In 2011, Simms was named ‘Leader of the New School’ by Essence Magazine and she was also named one of Forbes‘ 40 Under 40. Ms. Simms has delved into advertising, digital media, integrated marketing and business development amongst other entrepreneurial endeavors. Dia Simms earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morgan State University and a master’s degree in Contract Management from Florida Institute of Technology. Dia Simms is a diligent business woman and a true inspiration in a society where mediocrity is the norm.
Despite her busy schedule, Dia Simms manages to be an active member of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, which provides entrepreneurial training to high school students. She is also an active board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem. She is a proud mommy of a beautiful girl and a loving wife. Dia Simms is a long-time supporter of Pynk Magazine and a board adviser. It is because of women like Dia Simms, that young girls have hopes, dreams and passion to achieve their goals.