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Keith Karlsson

Keith Karlsson is the Research Development Specialist within the Office of Research Development (ORD). Keith is responsible for managing ORDs operations including but not limited to overseeing all marketing and communications efforts, content creation, website maintenance, data and analytic management, event and logistics management and office correspondence. He is also responsible for screening and disseminating federal funding opportunities and coordinating the institutional limited submissions process.

Prior to joining Northwestern University, Mr. Karlsson worked as the Manager, Marketing for Major League Baseball for 7+ years in New York City and most recently as the Marketing and Corporate Partnership Business Analyst with the Chicago Bears. In addition to working with the Bears, Mr. Karlsson works as an Associate with the Chicago Cubs in its Ballpark Operations and Logistics division. At MLB, he was in charge of the day to day marketing operations and marketing strategies for all 30 clubs and league events. Mr. Karlsson received his Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University in Long Island where he majored in Communications and is enrolled to obtain his Master’s from Northwestern University in Analytics. Mr. Karlsson is originally from Brooklyn, New York before moving to Chicago in June of 2018.


Keith Karlsson
Research Development Specialist