Director of Communications
For more than a decade, Deanna Howes Spiro has served the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, including five 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 a joint social media campaign in support of Loyola University Chicago’s run during the Final Four in 2018.
Deanna holds a Bachelor’s in Communications and Media Studies from Fordham University and a Master’s 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 steering committee for the Loyola Club of Washington, D.C., and on the advisory board for the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA) program, of which she is an alumna.
A native of Washington, D.C., Deanna lives with her husband, Pete Spiro, in Arlington, VA.