Mrs. Diane Bruno Biography
Dept: Office of the President
With the 2012 inauguration of Dr. Joseph W. Bruno as Marietta's 18th President, the College also welcomes his talented wife, Diane, to the campus community.
Diane has more than 25 years of experience as a human resource professional in both for-profit and non-profit industries. Most recently, she was a human resource professional for KardasLarson, LLC, based in Connecticut. Prior to that position, she applied her expertise at an agricultural publishing company, in the banking industry, at a performing arts center and an architectural firm.
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, who works as a Development Associate for a non-profit organization that teaches literacy to under-served youth in New York City.
The Brunos 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 is excited about becoming a part of the College community. Some of her interests include traveling, reading, the arts, bicycling, walking and gardening.