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Karen Klestzick

KarenKlestzickKaren Klestzick, MS
Chief Communications Officer
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Karen Klestzick has been chief communications officer of the National League for Nursing since 2004. She has more than 20 years of progressive executive management with an emphasis on public policy, branding, internal communications, publications, media relations, development communications, and the web and social media. 

At the NLN, she is a key participant in the strategic planning process and has been instrumental in the successful rebranding and outreach, both nationally and globally, of the League. Prior to coming to the National League for Nursing, she served as head of communications for a variety of non-profit organizations both in and out of academia.


Ms. Klestzick has an MS from the University of Michigan and a BA from Stony Brook University/SUNY.