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Peter Kerr

  • Managing Director
  • Strategic Communications
  • T: +1 212 850 5726
  • F: +1 212 850 5790
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    • 88 Pine Street, 32nd Floor
    • New York, NY, 10005
    • United States
    • T: +1 212 850 5600
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Peter Kerr is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. He is part of both the FTI Strategic Communications segment and the FTI Health Solutions practice and specializes in healthcare communications.

For more than 15 years, Mr. Kerr led the communications departments of healthcare payers and foundations. Before that, he covered healthcare and insurance for the financial desk of The New York Times.

Mr. Kerr has extensive experience in counseling senior executives, communications strategy, crisis communications, media relations, thought leadership, internal communications and provider communications. He also provides writing and editorial services to clients.

Mr. Kerr’s sector expertise includes managed care, Medicare, Medicaid, corporate compliance, Accountable Care Organizations and healthcare policy.

Mr. Kerr served as Vice President of Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield as the company prepared to convert into a for-profit corporation. He was Vice President of Communications at Universal American Corp., a national Medicare and Medicaid managed care company, where he led compliance and quality improvement communications campaigns and supervised the communications of 31 Accountable Care Organizations.

At The Times, Mr. Kerr covered healthcare, insurance and politics and worked as an investigative reporter covering illegal drugs and organized crime. He wrote the first national story on crack cocaine and exposed healthcare fraud across the United States. He was nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and was a Pulitzer finalist for his series on Chinese organized crime and the heroin trade.

Mr. Kerr holds a B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.

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