Kerri Allen, Cohn & Wolfe (WPP)

Kerri Allen is Vice President of U.S. Hispanic Strategy at Cohn & Wolfe (WPP), a global communications agency dedicated to creating, building and energizing brands. Prior to joining Cohn & Wolfe, she worked for Revolución Hispanic Communications, where she launched the agency’s public relations practice.  She oversaw new business development and management of key accounts including AOL Latino, Ace Hardware, Casio America and HBO.  Kerri served as Chair of the Multicultural Communication Section of PRSA in 2009 and is currently Vice President of the Executive Board of the Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York chapter.  The industry has taken notice, naming her Produ’s “Mujer de la Semana” (“Woman of the Week”) in April 2010 and the HPRA-NY Member of the Month in October 2011.

Kerri began her marketing career with Luther & Co., servicing Frito-Lay, Kraft Foods and Campbell’s accounts.  As an award-winning journalist, Kerri has contributed to The New York Times, Time Out New York, Latino Leaders, Hispanic Outlook, Diverse and various international outlets.

Kerri received her degree in Spanish from Rutgers University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.  She has completed post-graduate work at the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (FSU) and The New York Times Institute for Journalists.