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Kerri O'Brien

COO of the Valley of the Sun YMCA

“Looking for Kerri O'Brien, COO of the Valley of the Sun YMCA? Well you won't find her sitting behind a desk pushing paper. Her approach to her job and her life is one of zest and abounding energy.  If you need Kerri, chances are you’ll find her working at one of the Y branches. She’s a hands-on leader that believes in empowering those around her and leading by example. With the YMCA since 2011, Kerri has played a key role in efforts to build healthier communities throughout the Valley, Flagstaff and Yuma. Kerri is a Sun Devil alum, having earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and a B.S. in nutrition. She also holds an MBA and a Doctorate of Education. Kerri isn't all about work. An avid sports fan, she also holds world records in power lifting—yes power lifting—proving both personally and professionally there’s no obstacle too heavy.” —Jim Diaz, vice president of marketing for Valley of the Sun YMCA