Director of Communications
For more than a decade, Deanna Howes Spiro has served the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, including six years as director of communications. As spokesperson for the Association, she is quoted frequently on topics ranging from lay leadership to Jesuit basketball. She led the Association’s first national joint advertising campaign in 2015, during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, as well as the national #JesuitEducated video campaign in 2018.
Deanna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media Studies from Fordham University and a Master’s degree in Communication from Johns Hopkins University. She is an active Fordham alumna, and currently serves as the President of the Washington, D.C. Fordham University Alumni Chapter. Deanna also serves on the Board of Directors for Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honors society. Outside of AJCU, Deanna is a professional vocalist and currently serves as an Alto in the Schola Cantorum at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.
A native of Washington, D.C., Deanna lives with her husband, Pete Spiro, in Arlington, VA.
Phone: (202) 862-9893