Kerri Lyon oversees communications and media strategy for corporate and nonprofit clients and executives seeking to raise their profiles, sway public opinion and manage major crises. Whether she is helping protect reproductive rights, seeking justice for women experiencing workplace harassment, empowering teachers to advocate for their profession or advising C-suite executives on their messaging, Kerri brings a laser-like focus and intensity to every challenge. Kerri specializes in crisis communications, coalition management and leadership transitions.
Kerri has a unique understanding of the current media landscape having worked on both sides of the profession. As a former television news reporter for NY1 and WCBS-TV, she knows what it takes to create and place a compelling news story. And as a former communications director at the New York City Department of Education, she knows how to distill complicated policy issues to build public awareness and support.
Kerri has been named one of the PR News’ Top Women in PR, one of Insider’s Top Crisis Professionals and one of City and State’s Top Public Affairs Strategists. During her reporting days, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won a New York Broadcaster’s Association award for in-depth reporting. She is active on several nonprofit boards and advisory boards in her home borough of Brooklyn.