Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Chloé Kerr is an athlete turned public relations (PR), brand and multicultural engagement professional in communications. Prior to that, she played basketball for 15 years, both at the collegiate and professional levels, spending five years abroad in countries including Australia, Greece, Spain, Slovakia, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Her experience helped build excellent leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills and developed a knack for storytelling based on her experiences that compliment her communications role and diverse company culture.
Chloé has worked in brand communications for that last 5 years. Currently, she works at Ketchum in Washington D.C., a global PR, communications and digital firm, within the brand marketing practice. Her clients represent two of the largest consumer packaged goods companies in North America.
Her role continues to build on a strong corporate communications framework, from influencer marketing to brand strategy and counsel to media relations. Ultimately, Chloé’s long-term objective is to work in-house within the corporate communications function on behalf of inclusion and multicultural engagement, raise cultural awareness and oversee social impact initiatives that enhance brand storytelling and drive brand purpose.
Chloé has a B.A. from the University of Southern California in communications and political science as well as a master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University. Chloé is also a member of ColorComm DC, a professional network for women of color in communications.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.