Ken Kerrigan

Vice President

New York

21 W 38th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Ken Kerrigan

About Ken

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).

Published Works

“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