Managing Director & President of New York Public Affairs
New York City
Kerri Lyon oversees communications and media strategy for corporate and nonprofit clients seeking to raise their profiles, sway public opinion and manage major crises. From education to technology to economic development, Kerri works across many sectors and media channels to help her clients reach their target audiences and achieve their goals. Whether she is helping New York’s craft brewers restore a much-needed tax incentive, protecting reproductive rights at the U.S. Supreme Court, empowering teachers to advocate for their profession or launching the nation’s first major solar mobile-charging initiative, Kerri brings a laser-like focus and intensity to every challenge.
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 was recently named one of the PR News’ Top Women in PR for 2017. 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.