Co-Founder, Half Irish
Kerry is an award winning creative leader with over twenty years in the business. She has led creative departments from NYC to Chicago to Warsaw, where she won the first of many Cannes lions for the country of Poland. From developing a series of shorts for MTV, to selling a branded content series to Fox Sports, to staging a major mock protest at Ikea which won the first media lion awarded at Cannes, to helping launch a children's clothing company, to leading a global experiential agency, Kerry has a reputation for creating brave and diverse work.
As Deutsch CCO, her work for TNT was called “the future of television watching” by The New York Times and her work for Krylon earned the agency a coveted Cannes Titanium Lion. Kerry has been named one of the industry’s top 15 CCO's, as well as being honored as an Adweek Disruptor for her work with Never The Less, a group she co-founded of 100+ advertising women in New York volunteering their time and skill to help progressive organizations and candidates. She has been an Advertising Age Woman to Watch, cited by Fast Company as the real world 'Peggy Olsen' (which is not completely accurate), has been a Business Insider “Most Creative Woman in Advertising '' four times, and has judged many international award shows, including as Chair of Branded Entertainment and Content.
Kerry lives in NYC with her husband Michael, and is Mom to Lucy and Franny. She currently runs her own freelance consultancy, Half Irish, and volunteers as a member of Manhattan Community Board 4 as the Chelsea Land Use Committee Co-Chair.