-AWC Media Release-

Sherry Kast, APR, Fellow PRSA, to Speak at AWC Meeting Nov. 6th

Sherry Kast, APR, Fellow PRSA

By Kevan Goff-Parker
AWC Board Member

Sherry Kast, an Accredited Public Relations practitioner and Fellow PRSA, will share how “Landing on Your Feet: How to Succeed Amid Challenge and Change” has been essential during her nearly 30-year journey as one of Oklahoma’s top PR superstars during a meeting of the Association of Women in Communications from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Dunlap Codding, 609 W. Sheridan Ave. in Oklahoma City.

Formerly a vice president with True Sky Credit Union, Kast has navigated a constantly changing communications industry – learning invaluable insights along the way. As a female entrepreneur with Cherokee heritage, she understands the struggles faced by women and minorities trying to make a difference in today’s world. Although her journey hasn’t been without obstacles, Kast is known for her ability to land on her feet, no matter how high the hurdle.

Recognized for her collaborative leadership style and dedication to her craft, Kast has earned her more than 75 awards for her work in writing, marketing, communications and PR – making her a walking trophy case of success. She was also inducted into the PRSA College of Fellows in 2016.

Kast is also the president of Kast Publishing, LLC, which she established in September 2009. Dedicated to supporting her community and honoring her Native American heritage, the publishing company also raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, among other charities.

Today, Kast is the author of “A Soldier’s Silent Prayer,” the survival story of World War II Veteran Philip Coon and has published “Warrior Forgotten,” “Incredible Images,” “Hope Survives” and will release “Scenes from Cherokee Country” next month.

The event is free for AWC members and $10 for nonmembers. Sponsored by Moore Laundry, a baked potato bar will be offered along with drinks and desserts.  To register: https://bit.ly/35CS5Qc.

Volunteer Activities

  • I am the scholarship chair for the Association of Women in Communications.
  • I am a member of the board of directors for TEEN EmPower.
  • I am a former board member of the Society of Professional Journalists of Oklahoma and previously served as president of the chapter.
  • From September 2006 to 2009, I was a member and college student mentor for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)-Puget Sound Chapter.
  • From 1993 to 2006, I served in various leadership positions, including President of PRSA-OKC from 2000-2001.
  • From 2004 to 2005, I was part of the Center for Nonprofits Volunteer for Marketing Campaign.
  • In 2003, I served as Publicity Chair of Region 8 Conference for SPJ OKC.
  • From 1999 to 2000, I served on the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, principal for a day program.
  • From 1999 to 2001, I was an Oklahoma Knowledge Works, Executive Committee Member.
  • From 1999 to 2001, I served the OKC Chamber of Commerce as a member of the Board of Advisors.
  • From 1997 to 2001, I served as the Association of Women in Communications both as a member and officer. I was president of the OU Chapter from 1986-1988.
  • From 1999 to 2000, I served as a Positive Tomorrows Board Member.
  • From 1999 to 2001, I served as an Economics America Board Member.
  • From 1993 to 1994, I served the Myriad Gardens Conservatory as the Newsletter Chair and as a Board Member.
  • From 1991 to 1993, I served the American Cancer Society as a Great American Smokeout Committee Member.