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Dave Diehl M.B.A. '04, P'12, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications


Dave has led the marketing and communications team at Hood since 1998. He earned his M.B.A. at Hood, after which he taught undergraduate and graduate marketing and management courses in the economics and management department.

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His wife, Betsy, earned a master's degree in humanities from Hood and daughter Brittany is a member of the Class of 2012. Dave is an experienced photojournalist who has been in the communications field for more than 30 years. He is an avid cyclist and a private pilot.

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Meg DePanise '15, Marketing Manager and Website Assistant


Meg earned her bachelor’s degree in communication arts at Hood and began her career as Hood’s marketing manager and website assistant upon her graduation. She originally started in the marketing and communications office as a student in the fall of 2011, working alongside the website manager.

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She enjoys attending concerts and hiking, as well as spending time with her family, especially her two younger sisters. Meg and her fiancé, Justin, who is also a Hood alum, live with their kitten in Walkersville.

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Derek Knecht, Graphic Designer


Soofia Mujeeb '11, M.S. '14, Website Manager


Soofia began her career in the marketing and communications office as a website manager. She has earned her bachelor's degree in computer science at Hood College as well.

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She started her tenure in the Marketing and Communications Office in May 2010 as a web assistant intern, working alongside the previous website manager. She lives with her family in Maryland along with her two sons, Yusuf and Ali, and her husband. In her free time, she likes to cook up some recipes as well as spend time with her kids.

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Kit Peteranecz, Director of Creative Services


Kit has been a graphic designer with the Hood marketing team since 2010. After earning a bachelor of fine arts degree with a concentration in graphic design from Andrews University in Michigan, he moved back to his home state of Maryland. Over the next four years he worked at design firms in Maryland and Virginia while also perusing his freelance ventures.

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He and his wife, who is a Hood alumna, have a son and two cats who live with them in Hagerstown. Kit enjoys dabbling in all kind of hobbies. His favorite food is candy.

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Tommy Riggs, Assistant Director


Tommy graduated with a bachelor of science degree in sport management and a minor in photography from York College of Pennsylvania. Since then, he has held positions in journalism and digital marketing, expanding his experience in writing, photography and videography.

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A resident of Frederick, he loves sports and is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He is also an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, and he has completed three Tough Mudders.

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