9-27-16 New Rotarians

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LAURA KERR was born in Oklahoma City.

She went to high school at Heritage Hall and attended college at the University of Oklahoma where she received a degree in Journalism. She moved to New York City to work on 5th Avenue, but thankfully returned to Oklahoma with a stop in Dallas. After returning to Oklahoma, she worked on and received a master degree from Oklahoma City University.

Laura has two children, Jackson and Taylor. Jackson attends Deer Creek High School and Taylor recently graduated from OU.

She is employed as the Vice President of the Kerr Foundation. She is a career volunteer and is a past-president of Junior League and on the Board of Heritage Hall for 15 years.

Sponsors: Mike McAuliffe, Deborah Senner and Cathy Christensen



Peter de Keratry was born in Jacksonville, FL and grew up and attended high school in Amarillo, TX.

Peter earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University. He then earned a post-graduate degree from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota in Philanthropy & Development.

Currently, Peter is the Executive Director of Stewardship and Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. He has held this position since July 1, 2016. He moved to OKC from Chicago where he was the campaign manager for a $350 capital campaign for the Archdioese there.

Peter is married to Colleen and they have 4 children: Andrew, Jack Madeleine and Charlotte. All 4 attend St. Eugene’s Catholic school.

He recently traveled to Haiti to deliver solar powered lights. He is a member of the order of Malta and he spends a lot of time on its mission which is to take care of the poor and sick.

Sponsors: Barney Semtner, Ellen Fleming, Chris Reen and Patrick Raglow



JESSE  COWAN is currently the Sr. Vice President of Valliance Bank.

He was born in San Diego, CA and moved to Oklahoma in 1978. He attended Pauls Valley High School

He attended Oklahoma State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History, with a minor in Geography. He received an MBA from Oklahoma Christian.
Jesse is married. He and his wife, Gena, have 3 children: Garrett, Jackson and Chloe. When not working, Jesse enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing and reading.

Sponsors: Jeff Cato, Deemah Ramadan and Larry Anderson

Thanks to Cori Loomis for the biographies!

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