Kathryn Lang had a distinguished career in corporate communications for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory before retiring in 2012. She served as the manager of corporate marketing communications for PNNL where she led staff members in the implementation of the Laboratory’s corporate branding and image programs.
She also served as the communications manager for the Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate, developing and implementing communications functions critical to the Directorate’s strategy for driving business growth, building advocacy and reputation, and supporting engaged staff. In a similar role, Kathryn served and the Communications Manager for the Environmental Technology Directorate
Earlier she worked as a public relations specialist, trade show manager; public information officer, and Acting Deputy Communications Manager. Kathryn began working at PNNL in 1984 when she joined the Technical Editing section to assist in developing the Institutional Plan.
Before coming to PNNL, Kathryn produced television shows for the Washington Public Power Supply System, and she taught junior and senior high English, speech, drama and videography.
Today, Kathryn recently chaired the Communications Committee for the Task Force, is a member of the Communications and Fundraising Committees, and consults on communications topics for the sciences.
Awards and honors include the Clarion Award for Advertising, Volunteer Service Award for United Way, APEX Award for Publications, Communications Directorate Award of Distinction, and Hermes Creative Awards for Website Creative Concept, Programming, Writing and Design. Kathryn was formerly President of the Board of Directors for The Arc of Tri-Cities and served The Arc of Tri-Cities Foundation as vice president and newsletter contributor.
Lang is a graduate of Western Washington University with degrees in English and Education.