Senior Director of Communications
Jessica Aiwuyor is the senior director of Communications for the Association of Research Libraries. She is responsible for leading a narrative strategy to deepen and expand the understanding of research library impact in the research enterprise and in society more broadly. She oversees the integration of strategic communications and media outreach across the organization and will advance ARL’s desire for greater inclusivity, seeking opportunities to improve the relevance of the Association’s communications to target audiences.
Aiwuyor was associate director of Communications for the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) in 2017–2019 where she managed digital media, communications, and media relations and worked with communications staff at other civil rights organizations to ensure thriving partnerships. Prior to joining NFHA, she was communications manager for Megaphone Strategies, providing strategic guidance to clients on events, campaigns, and tactics. Before that, she was media relations strategist for FitzGibbon Media. She holds an MS in public relations and an MA in pan-African studies from Syracuse University, and a BA in world studies from Fort Valley State University.