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Mary Kay Larson, Director of Communications

Mary Kay Larson

Director of Communications


Mary Kay Larson was appointed as director of communications in October, 2019. She had previously served as executive director for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation since 2016.

As director of communications, Mary Kay is responsible for districtwide communications and community engagement initiatives. Whitney Woolf, who has served on the Foundation staff and board of directors for the past several years, is taking over management of the Foundation as interim executive director.

“Mary Kay’s leadership, communication and community-building talents are evident in her work with the Foundation,” said Lora de la Cruz, superintendent, Lake Oswego School District. “She understands and cares greatly about our entire community. I am thrilled to expand her trusted insights and expertise on our administrative team.”

Mary Kay brings with her more than a decade of professional public relations experience, leading clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Network Associates, Chevron and Children’s World Learning Centers through corporate and crisis communications, as well as brand-building efforts. She also brings a decade of volunteer leadership including serving on bond development, levy campaign and boundary committees for Lake Oswego schools, and parent club, school advisory and art literacy for Hallinan Elementary. Over the years and in all positions, Mary Kay has been recognized as an effective leader with strong communication skills who is a natural community builder.

Mary Kay grew up in the California Bay Area and received her Bachelor of Science in journalism from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.