CalSTRS names Karen Doron as Communications Director
She brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, marketing and public relations to the position.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 22, 2019) – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the nation’s largest educator-only pension fund, announced the appointment of Karen Doron as communications director.
Doron will plan and direct a comprehensive communications program, including marketing, media relations, web content development, social media, video/web-based production as well as graphic design, community outreach and employee communications. Her position reports directly to Public Affairs Executive Officer Grant Boyken.
“With the fragmentation of media audiences and greater competition in gaining the attention of CalSTRS members and the broader public, Karen brings an exceptional background in developing communications strategies for challenging times,” said CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer Jack Ehnes. “We look to her leadership and vision in shaping CalSTRS communications and marketing strategies.”
“Karen Doron brings an exceptional background in developing communications strategies for challenging times.”
CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer
Doron joins CalSTRS with 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.
“I am excited to join an organization with such a meaningful purpose, to help California’s teachers enjoy secure retirements,” Doron said. “I look forward to working with the Communications team to drive engagement between CalSTRS and its members, employees and partners.”
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, with a portfolio valued at $241.3 billion as of July 31, 2019, is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS serves California’s more than 949,000 public school educators and their families from the state’s 1,700 school districts, county offices of education and community college districts. A hybrid retirement system, CalSTRS administers a combined traditional defined benefit, cash balance and voluntary defined contribution plan. CalSTRS also provides disability and survivor benefits. CalSTRS members retire on average after more than 25 years of service, with a median retirement age of 62.9, and a monthly pension of approximately $4,475, which is not eligible for Social Security participation. For more data, download the Fast Facts 2018 brochure.
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