Krista Noonan has over 20 years of experience in the public relations, communications, and marketing industries. Currently, she is the Director of Communications for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest educator‐only pension fund in the world. In her position, she is responsible for state, national and international strategic communications, media relations, internal communications and multi‐media efforts for the second largest pension fund in the U.S., serving over 850,000 members. Prior to joining CalSTRS, Krista 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. Krista 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). Krista is a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Rhetoric and Communications, and a minor in Sociology.