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 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.

Diane currently serves as a board member for the Washington County United Way and Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association (The Peoples Bank Theatre). She co-chairs or chairs the following organizations: Marietta in Bloom, Community Health Council of Washington County and the Washington County HPAC (Health Professions Affinity Community) Community Advisory Team. For more information on her background, go to

Some of Diane’s interests include traveling, reading, the arts, bicycling, reading, walking and gardening.