Honoree Kerry Anderson

Kerry Andersen, Director of Community & Public Relations

You might remember Kerry Andersen as the face and founder of KVHP Fox 29 news. Kerry left the news business in 2003 and joined L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, which opened in May 2005, as the Manager of Community & Public Relations. In November of 2007, she was promoted to Director of Community & Public Relations. Kerry was the very first person hired to the team launching the highly successful $370 million resort casino in Lake Charles. She also handles PR duties for Sugarcane Bay Resort & Casino; scheduled to open in 2009, and assists with media relations at Pinnacle Entertainment's other regional properties.

Kerry is active in the community; she serves as a board member for Family & Youth where she is also part of the Organizational Development Committee and serves as a trustee on the Family Foundation; and as President Elect for the Literacy Council, where she also serves on the Marketing and Telethon Committees. She is a past member of the United Way Communications Committee. She is also a frequent speaker, volunteer and MC at a wide range of community events; a Junior Achievement volunteer instructor; and enjoys her favorite civic role as a 'pronouncer' at the annual Regional Spelling Bee.

In 2006, Ms. Andersen was appointed to the Louisiana Center for Women & Government at Nicholls State University. She serves as Vice President of the regional council established to encourage and promote the leadership of women in Louisiana. Her passions remain the fight against illiteracy, racism and violence against women.

Kerry's tenure at KVHP capped off a sixteen year career as an investigative journalist, news anchor and news manager. Her work both on the air in communities across the country garnered her numerous national awards and accolades.

Kerry is the PROUD mom of a nine year old boy. Chase Alexander Doumite is a Principal's Roll honor student in the fourth grade at I-C-C-S.