Krista Noonan, APR
CAPIO President 2011-2013


Krista Noonan, APR served on the CAPIO board from 2006 – 2020. She served as Vice President-Conference, Vice President-Awards, President and Treasurer.

With more than 25 years of experience in the public relations, communications, and marketing industries, Krista currently serves as a Communications Consultant for public and private sectors businesses.   She recently served as the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for Modesto City Schools. In her role, she was responsible for overseeing the comprehensive communications, media relations, marketing, and community outreach strategies and activities for California’s 25th largest school district, serving more than 30,000 students and 3,200 employees.

Prior to joining Modesto City Schools, Krista served for nearly a decade as the Director of Communications for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), the largest educator‐only pension fund in the world. In that position, she was responsible for state, national, and international strategic communications, media relations, internal communications, and multimedia efforts for the second largest pension fund in the U.S.

Krista has a breadth of public and private sector communications, public relations, and marketing experience spanning roles 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.

Krista is also an active volunteer in the local community, lending a helping hand to many non-profit and service organizations in her free time.

Krista is a graduate of University California at Davis and holds a degree in Rhetoric and Communications and a minor in Sociology. She is currently working on her Accreditation in Public Relations, which she expects to complete in late 2019.