As Government Affairs Director for Sierra Business Council, Kerri works in partnership with government, business and non-profit entities to advance environmental, economic and social well-being in the Sierra Nevada. Kerri is a communications and management specialist with more than 25 years of public- and private- sector experience in community and government relations, business communications, land and water conservation, and nonprofit management. She is the statewide representative for the Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP), one of five regional climate collaboratives currently active in California, and is on the Board of the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment’s Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund. Prior to joining SBC, Kerri spent six years with the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, where she served most recently as that agency’s Regional Policy and Program Manager. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University and a certificate in Land Use and Natural Resources planning from UC Davis Extension.