News release

CalSTRS Names Krista Noonan Communications Director
She brings more than 15 years experience in strategic communications, public relations to the position

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the nation’s largest public teacher pension fund, today announced the appointment of Krista Noonan as communications director.

Noonan will plan and direct a comprehensive communication program, including media relations, Web content development, social media, video/Web-based production as well as graphic design, community outreach and employee communications.

“There’s rarely been a greater need to educate our members on their financial security and Krista brings an exceptional background in developing communications strategies for challenging times to bear on this,” said Jack Ehnes, CalSTRS CEO. “We look to her leadership and vision in shaping CalSTRS communications to meet these demands.”

Noonan joins CalSTRS with more than 15 years experience in strategic communications and public relations. She recently served as director of communications for the California Redevelopment Association. She also worked as a public information officer for the City of Citrus Heights and public relations director for KB Home.

“I’m excited to join CalSTRS and look forward to contributing to an organization that is highly respected for its commitment to its members as well as transparency and accountability in the way it conducts business,” said Noonan.

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, with a portfolio valued at $155 billion, administers retirement, disability and survivor benefits for California´s 852,000 public school educators and their families from the state´s 1,600 school districts, county offices of education and community college districts.

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