Antionette Kerr is a nonprofit leader, media correspondent and lover of poetry. After a decade of serving as an executive director, her dedication to NC nonprofits led to being honored as the youngest recipient of the Z. Smith Reynolds Sabbatical for nonprofit leaders. Antionette’s passion for storytelling led her back into the world of journalism, consulting, training and publishing where she earned the inaugural Innovative Leaders Scholarship for the Yale University Magazine Publishing Course. Antionette is the co-founder and CEO of Bold & Bright Media, a book publishing company “committed to bold hearts, bright minds and storytellers whose experiences will inspire and compel others to grow in their own greatness.” Its first series of publications focuses on nonprofit guides and compelling storytelling, including Kerr’s co-authored publication Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits. She continues to serve as a board member and communications consultant for multiple nonprofit agencies and has recently provided training through The Chronicle of Philanthropy (article), The National Council of Nonprofits, Nonprofit Marketing Guide and The Nonprofit Academy and The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and a producer for the North Carolina Public News Service.