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John Kerr

Senior Manager, Government Affairs, DENSO International

John Kerr is a Senior Manager of Government Affairs at DENSO’s North American headquarters, managing DENSO’s political affairs and relationships with government officials at local, state, and federal levels.

He also identifies win-win opportunities for the government and DENSO to collaboratively invest in communities the mobility supplier calls home. He also oversees legislative activities in energy and environment, workforce development, mobility and technology, economic development, and incentives.

Before DENSO, Kerr was a Senior Associate at Hickey & Associates, where he led and coordinated projects through their entire lifecycle, for which he leveraged key relationships with government officials, community leaders, and real estate executives. He also helped procure economic development tax credits, incentives, grants, and loans for Fortune 500 clients through negotiation with all levels of government. He managed site selection efforts, including researching and comparing sites nationally and abroad.

Kerr earned a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University.