DeAnn Erlin Kerr


DeAnn Erlin Kerr, President of Leverage Public Affairs, has over twenty years of grassroots political experience. DeAnn worked her first congressional campaign in 1988 and has been involved in legislative and grassroots advocacy ever since. She has been on the Washington DC staffs of two Members of Congress, served as executive director of a national grassroots political organization and has worked on numerous political campaigns.


Since 1995 she has successfully managed all grassroots programs for the California Associations of REALTORSĀ®, the largest state trade association in the country, both as the Member Mobilization Director and, for the last fourteen years, as an outside consultant, helping grow the program from scratch to a ten-staff member team.


DeAnn has a BA in Political Science from San Jose State University. She lives in Naperville, Illinois with her husband and three children. Having a child with cerebral palsy, she is active in organizations that help children with developmental disabilities. She is also an accidental Girl Scout leader, an occassionally disappointed but always faithful San Francisco 49er fan, and enjoys public speaking (she thinks she may have been Oprah in a previous life).


You can follow DeAnn on Twitter at @GRootsGoddess.