Media Contacts

Media contacts

Overview

Newsroom contact information

Karen Doron, Communications Director
Rebecca Forée, Media Relations Manager
Ricardo Duran, Information Officer
Thomas Lawrence, Information Officer

  • Phone: 916-414-1440
  • Email: Newsroom@CalSTRS.com
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Profile

Karen Doron
Communications Director

Karen Doron

Karen Doron joined California State Teachers’ Retirement System as the Communications Director in 2019. Doron has more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, marketing and public relations. She most recently served as Public Relations Program Manager for Golden 1 Credit Union. She also worked as a communication and media officer for the County of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Airport System.

Phone: 916-414-1440
M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT
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Rebecca Forée
Media Relations Manager

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Rebecca Forée joined CalSTRS in April 2021. She has more than 30 years of experience in communications and has held many senior positions in the public and private sectors.

Forée has worked for the California State Senate, the University of California, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Amazon.com, Time Inc., Weldon Owen International, and Harper Collins Publishers, among other businesses. In the middle of her career she also worked as a volunteer vet technician at a marine mammal hospital where she mastered the art of restraining and tubing 300-pound elephant seals. Forée holds a degree in Mass Communications from UC Berkeley.

Phone: 916-414-1440
M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT
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Thomas Lawrence
Information Officer

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Thomas Lawrence joined CalSTRS in August 2019 as a media relations specialist. Thomas arrived at CalSTRS after two years as a public information officer with Caltrans. Prior to Caltrans, Thomas spent six years as a sports reporter for daily newspapers in Redding and Stockton. He is a 2011 graduate of Chico State University.

Thomas enjoys spending time and hiking with his wife and their dog and playing basketball. 

Phone: 916-414-1440
M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT