Keri Gray is the Director for the Rising Leaders Initiatives at US Business Leadership Network. In her work, Keri manages the Rising Leaders Mentoring Program and the Rising Leadership Academy for over 300 college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are interested in working in the private sector. These programs collaborate with over 70 companies and provide professional guidance so that students are equipped with knowledge and skills to transition from school to work. Additionally, Keri explores disability conversations with college students so that they are prepared to navigate how social topics impact their professional career and networks.
Keri was raised in Longview, Texas and currently resides in the Washington, DC metro area. She attended college at Abilene Christian University where she received Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Communication, and then a Master’s degree in Communication. At the completion of her graduate program she wrote a thesis entitled “The diversity rhetoric of Offices of Diversities: Through the lens of intersectionality.” Her work over the years has centered on an intersectional philosophy- meaning that her advocacy for people with disabilities also intersects with issues surrounding racial and gender justice.