Keri Gray, Senior Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Communications
Keri is the Senior Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Strategic Communications at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). In her role, Keri engages constituents through a variety of communications platforms and she manages AAPD’s voting initiative, REV UP. The REV UP network is composed of state and national coalitions that work to advance the Disability Vote.
Keri identifies as a Black woman with disabilities and uses her experiences, political views, and programming to empower and equip professionals from marginalized communities. In her work, she actively utilizes a framework of intersectionality- meaning that her work intersects with issues surrounding people of color, women, AND people with disabilities.
Prior to AAPD, Keri worked as the Director of NextGen Initiatives at Disability:IN. She creatively designed programs for approximately 1,000 young professionals and collaborated with over 95 global fortune 500 companies to connect diverse talent to opportunities in the private sector. Keri has been featured in People Magazine, Time Magazine, the New York Times, and the Diet Coke campaign #Unlabeled.
Keri was raised in Longview, Texas but currently resides in the Washington, DC metro area. She attended college at Abilene Christian University where she received Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Communication and then a Master’s degree in Communication.