Michael Spear

Director of Communications
Michael Spear wearing a gray tweed jacket and black crew neck shirt.

Michael Spear is the Director of Communications for the Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Over the past two decades, through full-time roles and consulting work, Michael has helped shape brand architecture, created content, produced events, driven social media strategy, and built relationships and communities for everything from small local organizations to regional and national businesses.

Prior to joining the Division, Michael, served as the Director of Communications and Marketing at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, overseeing brand identity, social media and content strategy, email campaigns, and paid media partnerships. Before the School of Architecture, he was a Communications Special Projects Manager at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he developed, designed, art directed and produced Stanford GSB branded projects for print and online campaigns.