Lou Kerr

Lou Kerr is an active leader in the community of Oklahoma City as well as the state and the country. She is president and chair of The Kerr Foundation, Inc. Kerr is involved in many activities, boards and philanthropic endeavors. She sits on many national and local boards, including International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation, United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, OU International Studies, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Schools of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma International Women’s Forum, Oklahoma Women Presidents’ Organization, Capitol Preservation Commission for Oklahoma, and Allied Arts.  She also serves on the Advisory Boards of NPR, National Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, and Oklahoma Commission for the Status of Women.  President Clinton appointed her to the 1995 Oklahoma City Scholarship Fund Advisory Board. She is a national trustee for the National Symphony Orchestra, has served on the Truman Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee, and is an Honorary Fellow for National Academy of Public Administration. Kerr founded the Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference with Oklahoma State University. She has been inducted into the OCSW Women’s Hall of Fame, has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from The International Women’s Forum and the Association for Women in Communications. Kerr holds two honorary Doctorates from Oklahoma universities.