Linda Bruno was named the second full-time commissioner of the Skyline Conference on Jan. 3, 2011, and her extensive experience as an administrator in collegiate athletics includes more than 25 years of service at the conference level.
Bruno served as commissioner of the Division I Atlantic 10 Conference for 14 years. During her tenure, she strengthened the Atlantic 10's membership with the additions of Charlotte, Dayton, Fordham, La Salle, Richmond, and Saint Louis; negotiated two television contracts with ESPN - the most lucrative and extensive packages in league history; was among the first to sign a contract with College Sports Television; added women's rowing, men's and women's outdoor track & field, and women's lacrosse to the conference's championship slate; and created officiating bureaus for baseball, field hockey, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball to better serve those Atlantic 10 programs.
Prior to joining the Atlantic 10, Bruno served as associate commissioner to Dave Gavitt during the Big East’s meteoric rise through the 1980s. She has also served as a consultant in intercollegiate athletics as well as an instructor at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Bruno, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Iona College, was inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.