As a communications professional, Kerri has led brands and organizations across categories to reach a diversity of American markets. Past and present clients include the Ad Council, Ace Hardware, American Heart Association, AOL, Casio, Genentech, HBO, Moët Hennessy, J. M. Smucker Co., and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
As Director of Public Relations for the Hispanic marketing agency Revolución, she led her team to win a Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) PRemio Award for Campaign of the Year, a Platinum PR Award Honorable Mention in the multicultural category, a Latinos in Social Media blue ribbon for Best New York PR Firm Using Social Media, and a PR News Non Profit PR Award Honorable Mention.
Kerri has served as the Chair of the Public Relations Society of America’s Multicultural Section and led a panel at PRSA’s 2009 International Conference with leaders from top multicultural agencies, IW Group and Lagrant Communications, to foster industry dialogue about diverse markets. She served as moderator at 2011 Latinos in Social Media Conference, leading a heated discussion with executives from Nielsen, Univision and Telemundo. She is currently Vice President of the Executive Board of HPRA-NY, for which she has spearheaded inclusive events with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
Before going to the other side of the pitch, Kerri was a contributor to a variety of publications including The New York Times, Diverse andLatino Leaders, writing about African American culture, U.S. immigration policy, Native American higher education and more. Her work has been translated into nearly 10 languages. As a culture writer, she has presented at journalism conferences worldwide—from Bulgaria to Sweden to Korea. For the communications industry, she has written on the subject of diversity in media for PRSA’s Multi Connections and Cision Navigator.
Kerri studied at Universidad Internacional in Mexico and received her degree in Spanish, magna cum laude, from Rutgers University.