April 1, 2014
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Edmunson brings background in government, consumer protection and intercultural communications

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced the appointment of Kristina Edmunson, former Peace Corps spokesperson, as Communications Director for the Oregon Department of Justice. 

“I am very pleased that Kristina is joining my team,” said Attorney General Rosenblum. “She was born and raised in Oregon and has worked at the highest levels of government in Salem and nationally.  She knows and understands the issues Oregonians face. Kristina’s background as a thoughtful and energetic communicator, as well as her deep commitment to social justice and consumer rights, will serve us and the public well.”

Edmunson started her career working for Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, and later for Obama for America in Colorado and Pennsylvania.  She has been a media spokeswoman for Consumers Union, and in 2010 became the Deputy Communications Director for the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C.  

Edmunson received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Oregon in Journalism and Political Science in 2006. She also received a Masters of Arts in Intercultural and International Communications from the University of Denver in 2013.
Edmunson began her role in the Attorney General’s office on March 31.  She will work with Attorney General Rosenblum and the Department’s nine divisions, highlighting and promoting the important work it does representing state government and protecting and advocating for Oregonians. She will play a key role in advising the Attorney General and her office on innovative strategies to communicate with the media and the public.