Ann DeFabio leads communications at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She oversees all aspects of the organization’s external communications to promote and advance Pew’s research and policy goals worldwide.
Before joining Pew in 2013, DeFabio served as deputy assistant administrator for public affairs at the U.S. Agency for International Development. Additional government service includes work at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she was director of strategic initiatives in the Office of International Affairs. DeFabio also directed communications for the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution and led large-scale public education campaigns at Burson-Marsteller. She started her communications career at Bank of America in San Francisco.
DeFabio holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Washington and a master’s in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.