Kerry Christopher has two decades of communications experience working for global automotive companies, including General Motors, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Volkswagen, and Hyundai. He is currently director of internal communications for General Motors in Detroit, Michigan. In this position, he leads a team of communications professionals focused on improving business results through two-way communications between leaders and employees.
Kerry has spent most of his career working for GM and has left for new opportunities and rejoined the company on three different occasions. While working for GM over the years, he managed media relations in Washington, D.C. during the company's bankruptcy crisis, oversaw PR for Cadillac, led communications for manufacturing, labor relations, HR, and supported multiple senior VPs and CEOs.
Additional experiences include director of internal communications for Goodyear Tire & Rubber, product communications for Volkswagen and communications manager for Hyundai where he was responsible for launching the Korean company's first U.S. assembly plant in Montgomery, Alabama.
Kerry is a 2016 graduate of the communications master's program at Kent State University. He earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Akron in 1993, where he also served as the music director and on-air talent for WZIP-FM radio and was a music columnist for entertainment weekly Scene magazine in Cleveland, Ohio.
Kerry currently lives in Rochester, Michigan, with his wife and their seven children. He enjoys playing guitar and spending time outdoors with his kids and their golden retriever, Baylee.