Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications
Pedro Ribeiro was appointed vice president for public affairs and communications in October 2023. In this role he provides strategic communications and government relations advice to the president and other senior University leaders, communicating about and advocating for the mission and priorities of Notre Dame. He oversees the offices of public affairs, central communications, and Notre Dame Magazine.
Assistant Vice President for Issues Management
Dennis Brown serves as the assistant vice president for issues management, providing University leadership with background, perspectives, and messaging on issues facing higher education institutions collectively and Notre Dame specifically. He also is the principal liaison between the University's crisis communications team and Campus Safety.
Associate Vice President, Strategic Communications
Beth Grisoli was appointed assistant vice president of strategic communications in July 2023. She manages Notre Dame’s brand content, internal communications, and media relations teams and works closely with campus partners on strategic planning and collaboration. She produces Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series that airs during Fighting Irish home football games on NBC. Beth holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Notre Dame and has worked at the University since 2007.
Laura Parker McAleer
Associate Vice President, Federal & Washington Relations
Laura McAleer serves as the University’s spokesperson and representative in our Nation’s capital, responsible for the development and execution of the University’s communications and engagement strategy in Washington, DC.
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
Tim Sexton has served as associate vice president for public affairs since 2009. Tim focuses on state and local government relations, as well as community relations. He serves as the primary liaison between Notre Dame and community leaders. Prior to his coming back to his alma mater, he served as vice president of community development at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), where he represented SJRMC with federal, state, and local elected officials. Tim earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Notre Dame.