Old Richmond Elementary School
Northwest Middle School
1996-1999: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Bachelor of Science; Communications with a concentration in Marketing/Advertising, and a Minor in Music; Magna Cum Laude, early graduate
November 2002: American InterContinental University, Buckhead, GA
July 2003 Master of Business Administration; Global Technology Management
Summa Cum Laude
Full MBA with Marketing & eBusiness concentration.
Keri was an over-achiever in school, reaching academically gifted levels in all her studies. She attended Winston-Salem/Forsyth County’s Summer Enrichment programs where she studied in the arts and home economy. Keri loved the plays! She performed at the R.J. Reynolds Auditorium full-scale productions of:
2. HELLO DOLLY
3. THE WIZARD OF OZ
4. THE KING AND I
Music was a large part of Keri’s life; she belonged to Sigma Alpha Iota, where she served as a officer; leading many projects and community service efforts.
Keri was a member of the MARCHING MOUNTAINEERS, playing the trumpet; her instrument of choice since middle school. Keri also played keyboard and french horn. Other musical ensembles included the ApChorale, the Belltones quartet, and Concert Band.
She was awarded memberships in the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and the
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
Some Elements of Achievement in study, include:
Interior Design, Economics, Photography, Business Administration, Graphic Design, Journalism, Copywriting for Advertising, Foundations of Advertising, Marketing, Advertising Campaigns, Desktop/Electronic Publishing, Price Theory & Consumer Behavior, Broadcast Production, MBAs GPA 4.0, BS GPA 3.7, Dean’s List 7 semesters
Some Memberships & Training include:
Registered Official Notary Public
Graduate of Credit Union National Association’s Marketing Management School I, II, III
Graduate of Dale Carnegie Institute
Graduate of Harland Academy Data Research Analysis Facilities
Board Member North Carolina Credit Union League Marketing Council 2003-2006; Member Credit Union Executives Society
Board Member of the Hispanic League of the Piedmont Triad 1999-2007
Public Relations & Advertising Chair
Member of National Youth Involvement Board
Graphic design charity donations to nonprofits
Member of Young Professionals Advisory Boards for the Winston-Salem Symphony
& Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts (SECCA)
Marketing Council member of Winston-Salem Symphony 2001-2002
Past Choral Section Leader of First Presbyterian Church for 3 years
Chair of Annual DW Golf Tournament for 4 years at Bermuda Run Country Club, benefiting Cancer Services, Inc
First elimination round judge of The Nashville Star for USA television Network 2003/2004
AAF – American Advertising Federation; APPCOM – Appalachian Communication Club; Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; PRSSA – Public Relations Student Society of America; Sigma Alpha Iota – Professional Music Fraternity for Women: Vice President of Membership, Recording Secretary; Various Musical Ensembles – AppChorale, Belletones Quartet, Concert Band, Marching Mountaineers, etc.; Certified First Aid & CPR
Some of Keri’s CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE:2006-2007: BB&T Corporation – Winston-Salem, NC
Assistant Vice President – Commercial Marketing Strategy
1999-2006: Allegacy Federal Credit Union, Winston-Salem, NC (RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company) Strategic Marketing Specialist Product Manager
May 1999 – July 1999: Winston-Salem Journal Newspaper, Winston-Salem, NC
Aug 1998 – May 1999: Appalachian Student Advertising Productions, Boone, NC
Advertising/Marketing Account Representative
Created advertising and marketing campaigns for local and national companies
May 1997 – Sept 1997: Advertising Sales Representative / Advertising Sales Internship
July 29-30, 1998: White House National Press Internship, Ashe County, NC
Intern for national and local press – Official member of the National Press for President’s visit to dedicate the New River as a National Heritage River. Assisted with communications, preparation, setup, travel, direction, Secret Service aide, communication systems: remote fax/phone, broadcast satellite and radio through Appalachian State University.
To read about Keri’s personal journey and struggles with ALS, see KERI’s STORY.