Karyl Levinson

Karyl Levinson is vice president of communications at JFF. In that role, she oversees communications, events, and marketing.

She works with a team of marketing, events, and communications professionals who develop communications, marketing and brand strategies on behalf of JFF. The team creates deliverables that draw on events and digital, print, and web-based media to demonstrate and share JFF’s influence and impact in education and workforce development. She is a member of JFF’s executive team.

Her skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Storytelling and content production
  • Brand stewardship
  • Personnel and domain management and leadership
  • Public relations and issues management
  • Digital marketing and communications
  • Executive communications

Karyl has more than 35 years of experience developing and leading internal and external communications for corporate and nonprofit business, higher education, and journalism organizations. She has previously worked for leading brands such as Harvard University, National Public Radio, and Forrester Research.

She says she joined JFF because it occupies a sweet spot that bridges the best of the traditional and the innovative in education and workforce development at the systems level. She appreciates the organization’s distinction as a trusted brand that brings both established expertise and a future-forward vision to the equitable transformation of education and workforce development.

Karyl is the grateful mother of a 28-year-old daughter and a 24-year-old son. While they’re both young adults now, they still remind her of the time more than 10 years ago when she made “chicken tenders that weren’t.” She appreciates her husband, who does most of the cooking.