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Kristen Porter Basu

National Collegiate Athletic Association
Associate Director of Organizational Communications
Indianapolis, IN

Kristen Porter Basu is associate director of organizational communications and outreach in the strategic communications unit at the National Collegiate Athletic Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in communication from Purdue University. Kristen is currently working towards a Ph.D. in health communication from Indiana University with an emphasis on industrial organizational psychology. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Communication at Butler University and is a frequent speaker on the topic of organizational communication.


In her current role, Kristen is responsible for day-to-day internal communications and oversees content and strategy for the intranet, digital signage and daily e-newsletter. She contributes to employment brand messaging efforts and manages the LinkedIn company page. Kristen is a member of the national office inclusion team and is on the leadership team for the women's employee resource group. 


Kristen has taken a keen interest in corporate social responsibility following humanitarian trips to Ghana, Haiti and South Africa. She enjoys volunteering and mentoring in her spare time, including serving as a mentor for the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation.