Kerry Pither recently joined the professional staff of CAUT’s research and communications group.
A seasoned communications professional, Pither brings more than 15 years of media and public relations experience to the organization. In her new position, she will develop stories on a monthly basis for print news, CAUT’s web site and other publications and be responsible for the organization of conferences and workshops and the planning and implementation of public awareness campaigns.
She joins CAUT from the Solidarity Network where she managed networkwide media events for seven years and most recently served as coordinator for the Maher Arar inquiry intervenors. Prior to that, she worked as a researcher for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and volunteered as an organizer with the East Timor Alert Network. She earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in communication from the University of Ottawa.
“Kerry will bring a wonderful blend of skills, developed in the labour and social justice movements, and a high level of energy and professionalism,” said David Robinson, associate executive director of research and advocacy, to whom Pither reports.
“Kerry is known for her expertise in handling challenging situations and for her diplomacy,” he continued. “Her relationship with major media outlets and organizing experience will serve us well.”