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Distinguished Alumni

Natalie Kerris

Natalie Kerris, 2015

1989 BA Information and Communication Studies

Senior Director, Worldwide Corporate Communications, Apple

With more than 25 years of experience as one of Silicon Valley's top PR professionals, Natalie Kerris has spent the past 14 years introducing Apple’s most iconic products to the world, including the iPod, iTunes, iPad, iPhone, App Store, and most recently, Apple Pay and Apple Watch. As the senior director for worldwide corporate communications, Kerris has shaped Apple’s narrative from tech underdog to music-industry disrupter, through the meteoric rise of the iPhone to becoming the world’s most valuable company. An innovative team leader and creative problem solver, Kerris has managed crisis communications, strategic partnerships, and PR campaigns with iTunes artists in music, television, and film. Kerris resides in Los Gatos with her husband, Richard, and two daughters (Scarlett, 9, and Madeline, 8). She also volunteers for Girl Scouts and the Los Gatos Ballet.