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Drawing on his decades of experience at global PR agencies and as a former communications director at Ernst & Young, Ken advises professional services, legal and business consulting clients on media relations strategy, issues management and stakeholder engagement.
During his tenure at Ernst & Young, the accounting profession faced unprecedented public, legislative and media scrutiny in the wake of the Enron and multiple other accounting scandals. Ken played a hands-on role in developing open relationships with journalists, while also working to shape an ongoing dialogue between the firm and its key stakeholders. More recently, Ken spent more than nine years as executive vice president at Weber Shandwick, New York, where he led the agency’s corporate reputation and brand team in its work with clients in the professional and financial services industries.
Ken received his master’s degree in communications management from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and his bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from New York University. He is the author of “Our Future in Public Relations: A Cautionary Tale in Three Parts” (Emerald Publishing).
“Our future in public relations: A cautionary tale in three parts” – Emerald Publishing, August 2020
“Our future in public relations” – CommPro, July 2020
Best in Financial Communications – PR Week, July 2020
SABRE Award: Financial Services – Provoke Media, June 2020
Bulldog Award Gold: Financial Services Media Relations – Bulldog Reporter, June 2019
The Stevie: Financial Services Campaign of the Year – American Business Awards, April 2019
Teaching Excellence Award – New York University, April 2018
Big Apple Award: Events and Observances: Business – Public Relations Society of America, June 2016
Ken's recent content
Ethics and client conflicts: Ken Kerrigan featured on the ‘Ethical Voices’ podcast
PODCAST: How the rise of stakeholder engagement will impact the legal industry
All rise: The future of Big Law in an era of stakeholder engagement