Director of Communications
Krista Noonan has more than 20 years of experience in the public relations, communications and marketing industries. As the Director of Communications for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), she is responsible for state, national and international strategic communications, media relations, internal communications and multi-media efforts. CalSTRS is the world’s largest educator-only pension and the second largest pension fund in the U.S., serving over 933,000 members.
Prior to joining CalSTRS, Ms. Noonan served as the Director of Communications for the California Redevelopment Association, the Public Information Officer for the City of Citrus Heights, the Public Relations Director for KB Home’s Northern California Region, and the Public Relations and Marketing Director for The Salvation Army’s Northern California and Nevada divisions. She has a breadth of public relations and marketing experience with for-profit and non-profit public service organizations. Additionally, Ms. Noonan has been recognized with numerous awards for stellar and progressive approaches to public relations, strategic communications and marketing projects.
Ms. Noonan is an active volunteer in the local community, lending a helping hand to organizations such as The Salvation Army (Women’s Auxiliary), the Sacramento Public Relations Association (SPRA), the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) and Rebuilding Together (PR and Media Board Chair). Ms. Noonan is a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Rhetoric and Communications, and a minor in Sociology.