About the Speaker:
A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Kerry is a graduate from Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning and earned an MBA from Loyola Marymount University. Kerry’s professional career has ranged from executive level positions with some of the nation’s most prominent architectural firms to board-level leadership on a wide variety of academic, civic, charitable and non-profit organizations. A passionate advocate for the forgotten, overlooked and disadvantaged populations of society, he has devoted much of his adult life to fundraising for initiatives surrounding youth, employment, foster care, human trafficking, autism and making the arts accessible to all, giving equal attention to entire communities as well as a personal, compassionate focus on “the one.”
A consummate connector, Kerry has established a reputation for being the “go-to-guy” for strategic thinking, achieving bold new endeavors and being the bridge between problems and solutions. He currently serves as the president of The Talent Bank, Inc., a 37-year old executive search firm specializing in architecture, engineering and construction; as a member of the board of directors and employment liaison for the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, as the employment specialist for the Washington, DC Stake and as a member of the Advisory Council for the Institute of Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia. He formerly served on the board of advisors for the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University for eight years and as a member of the board of the BYU Management Society’s DC chapter for ten years. He continues to write and speak extensively on employment trends.
A resident of the Washington, DC area for nearly 40 years, he brings an extensive roster of relationships that span a diverse population of cultural, socio-economic, geographic, civic, ethnic and inter-faith communities. He is the father of four adult sons and the grandfather of twelve who affectionately call him “Beans.”