Gerry “The Hammer” Berton – Seattle
Bio: Gerry leads strategy and planning for Microsoft’s customer experience centers globally. He has held a wide range of experiential marketing leadership roles at Microsoft, Ziff-Davis, Time Inc. and other corporations.
Why: In my day job I have an amazing opportunity to build structures and experiences that help inspire organizations to achieve their aspirations and potential. At the same time, there are unfortunately many children who lack access to the most basic educational facilities and resources to do the same. Every child deserves a safe place to learn and grow, as a fundamental pathway to achieving their dreams, and it’s exciting to support an organization that helps to make this happen in such a tangible way.