Deanna is the Chief Operating Officer for the Commission on the American Museum of Women’s History. She is an experienced professional with a background in domestic and international event planning including working with high-level speakers as well as membership development.
Prior to joining the Commission, Deanna spent 15 years working for Chief Executives Organization (CEO), a select community of prominent business leaders. During her tenure with CEO, she served as CEO’s Director of Membership and Governance and Senior Adviser on International Expansion. As a member of CEO’s leadership team she was responsible for developing and executing strategies for membership recruitment, growth and retention with an emphasis on engagement through local events and programming outside the US. She also coordinated and executed many domestic and international high level events.
From 1990-1997, Deanna worked for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) – a small government agency responsible for the investigation of aviation and other modes of transportation. She worked in the Office of the Chairman and as a budget analyst. Deanna also spent many years doing freelance work for a Washington, DC, special events firm.
Deanna graduated from the University of Chapel Hill with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and psychology. She and her family – husband, Paul and son Jack – live in Alexandria, Virginia. Deanna enjoys serving on local community boards some of which include the Washington Street UMC Preschool Board and Washington Street UMC Leadership Board, and Alexandria’s Scottish Walk Planning Committee and the PTA President Elect for Douglas MacArthur Elementary School. She enjoys yoga, photography, and traveling.