Mrs. Diane Bruno Biography

Diane Bruno

Diane Bruno

First Lady

Dept: Office of the President


With the 2012 inauguration of Dr. Joseph W. Bruno as Marietta's 18th President, the College also welcomed his talented wife, Diane, to the campus community.

Diane is a former human resource professional with more than 25 years of experience as a human resource professional in both for-profit and non-profit industries. She has applied her expertise in agricultural publishing, banking, performing arts centers, and architecture industries.

A graduate from the Northern Illinois University's College of Business, Diane also completed a special certificate program through the Connecticut School of Finance and Management through Fairfield University.

The Brunos are the parents of an adult daughter, Lisa, and have served as co-chairs of the Parents Fund for Mount Holyoke College, their daughter's alma mater.

Though originally from the Chicago suburbs of Villa Park and Elmhurst, where their parents Betty Bruno and Theodore and Rosemary Vecchio still reside, the Brunos lived for nearly 30 years near Middletown, Conn. During this time, Diane was a tireless proponent for various charities. She helped to found the Giving Circle, a non-profit organization that identifies and obtains funding for programs that support women and girls in the Hartford area; Mrs. Bruno was an advisory board member of Green Street Arts Center in Middletown; she raised funds for the Middlesex County United Way; she was a board member and served as co-chair of the membership committee for the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut; Mrs. Bruno served on the board of the Montessori School of Greater Hartford; and was a human resource volunteer for JETS, a nondenominational outreach program through the Jewish Family Services that helps support people coping with job loss to identify and build specific skills that will aid them in finding gainful employment.

Diane currently serves as a board member for the Washington County United Way and The Peoples Bank Theatre.

Some of her interests include traveling, reading, the arts, bicycling, walking and gardening.