Theresa Klisz spent more than 20 years with Gannett Co. Inc., a multiplatform news and information company headquartered in McLean, Va., that publishes 82 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY. As an editor with Gannett News Service, Klisz directed coverage of major news events ranging from Miss America to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
A mission-focused communications manager with extensive experience in the development and delivery of content across traditional and new media platforms, Klisz won Best of Gannett awards for her work in the coverage of Hurricane Katrina and for a Special Report on School Safety.
Theresa was awarded a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship in 2005 and led a team of Gannett News Service reporters who covered Capitol Hill, providing custom content for client news organizations and was consistently requested to lead coverage and manage high-profile events, including four Olympic Games. She coordinated, rewrote, edited and aggregated regional coverage of crash of space shuttle Columbia in 2003, hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 and 2009 presidential inaugural.
Throughout her career, she has exhibited substantial leadership, organization and management skills, plus superior oral and written communication abilities that support an ability to organize and coordinate multiple communication projects simultaneously to promote the mission of the organization. She has a proven ability to interact effectively with diverse audiences.
Klisz holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and was the 2007 Distinguished Speaker for the EKU College of Business and Technology.
Klisz currently resides in Falls Church, Va. and is currently a consulting editor with the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, a non-profit organization based in Arlington, Va., that promotes national policies and partnerships to advance the development and learning of all children.