Kerri Otto

Kerri Otto is one of the industry leaders at CORT Event Furnishings and has been furnishing and designing live events nationwide for nearly fifteen years. Her passion for design started as early as she could remember. From painting custom furniture pieces as a little girl to designing women’s fashion during her career as a buyer, Kerri loves to create just about anything and everything. After earning her MBA in Marketing at Iona University, Kerri started her career in the global events industry at CORT. She now works side by side with some of the top experiential marketing design agencies in New York City, and also works directly with several Fortune 100 companies.

Throughout her career, Kerri has been inspired each day to evolve as a designer and event professional. She has created lounge environments for various brand activations, product launches, conferences, sporting events, fashion, and mitzvahs, which continues to strengthen her experience in virtually every design field. Through her tenure, she has received countless accolades and awards for her work in events at CORT. Kerri’s work has been published in various event and lifestyle publications as well. She was named by Convention South as a Meeting Professional to watch in 2020. She currently serves as the VP of Communications and Marketing for the MPI Greater New York Chapter. She’s also served on the board of ILEA New York Chapter and is a Past President of the MPI WestField Chapter. Kerri is also a proud mom to three little ones; her son is a second grader and her twin daughters joined him in grade school this year and are now cool kindergarten kids!


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