Vanecia Kerr is the Regional Executive Director of College Track Colorado. College Track is a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring students from underserved communities receive all the tools and resources needed to get to and through college. Prior to joining College Track in 2016, she was the Managing Director of City Year Denver where she was responsible for overseeing the marketing, communications and development for the $3M+ location. In that role, she created the first ever City Year Women’s Initiative that initially attracted 400 attendees at their very first Annual Breakfast. In just two years, the event grew to over 800 attendees. Additionally, Ms. Kerr was instrumental in nearly doubling the overall revenue for City Year Denver in just three years.
Ms. Kerr spent over 20 years in the corporate sector before entering the nonprofit sector eight years ago. Her experience included serving as the Regional Director of Community Affairs for TIAA-CREF. In this role she was responsible for developing and overseeing the strategy and implementation of the community outreach activities for over 20 offices. Her tenure at TIAA-CREF spanned nearly 18 years where she held several leadership positions including serving in senior relationship management roles. Vanecia and her team handled the most complex top tier clients with assets ranging from $200M to $800M.
Ms. Kerr received her BA in Political Science from Hampton University (VA) and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College (CUNY). She has also received several certificates in Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility from Boston College. Ms. Kerr was the recipient of numerous honors throughout her career including being recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Colorado (2019), one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (2018) and one of the Outstanding Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal (2018).
In terms of civic engagement, Ms. Kerr has a number of outstanding accomplishments. She is the founder of several organizations and has served on numerous boards. She was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to serve on the Colorado Commission on Higher Education in 2014 and continues to serve under Governor Jared Polis. She is a highly experienced public speaker credited with over 250 speaking engagements with audience sizes ranging from 20 to 2000; this includes serving as a keynote speaker, expert panelist and facilitator for various local and national organizations including the Clinton Global Initiative and Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship.
Ms. Kerr is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (a public service sorority) and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. In her spare time she likes to volunteer, serve in her local church, watch movies and enjoy the many activities that Colorado has to offer with her husband and 17-year-old son.