Kerry began his career as a police officer in Prince George’s County however his path going forward was unique. Kerry rose through the ranks of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 89 beginning as a member of the negotiating team, then as a shop steward, and finally an elected Vice-President of his lodge. In that position, Kerry took on the role of political outreach for the organization, forging strong relationships with elected officials throughout Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland.
Recognizing his keen political sense, strong communication skills, and analytic abilities, Rushern Baker, County Executive of Prince George’s County, tapped Kerry to be his Senior Advisor, Liaison to Organized Labor, and Liaison to the County Council where he was critical in lobbying for Baker’s $50 million Economic Development Incentive Plan and part of the successful effort to bring a gaming site to National Harbor.
After a successful run with County Executive Baker, Kerry joined Alexander & Cleaver, a government relations and law firm, where he helps his clients maneuver the rigors of procurement issues, large projects, and legislation in Annapolis, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Kerry’s clients appreciate his ability to become an effective voice for their issues having the ability to articulate key points to an audience in a way that can be clearly understood.
Kerry was born at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and, after living in DC, later moved to Prince George’s County, Maryland as a child. He is a graduate of Largo High School and the University of Maryland where he holds a degree in Political Science. He continues to reside in Southern Maryland where he spends his free time watching his teenage children play sports, cheering for his DC sports teams, and practicing art photography.