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Meet The Team

Sherri Kirk

Director

An award-winning communications professional with more than two decades of academic medicine and healthcare industry experience, Sherri provides skillful counsel to numerous Inspire clients in areas of strategic communications, public relations, media relations and crisis communications. Sherri also serves as an advisor and mentor to the Inspire team.

Prior to joining Inspire, Sherri led University of Cincinnati Health’s corporate media relations strategy and advanced the academic health system’s national and regional reputation working with consumer, business and trade media, and served as primary contact and spokesperson for all media activity. Respected for her trademark skill in articulating the benefits of innovative treatments and technology available to UC Health patients, she promoted many research and clinical care disciplines including otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat), transplant and various surgical programs.

In addition, Sherri represented The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for 15 years in a variety of escalating public affairs and media relations roles. She promoted and elevated the nationally ranked institution’s national, regional and local reputation, including women’s health, transplantation, ENT and personalized health care programs, and Ohio State’s College of Medicine and Nisonger Center.

Sherri contributed to articles and stories consistently published in national magazines and news agencies and airing among broadcast/digital channels, including CNN, Fox News, Women’s Health, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and numerous other top-tier media outlets. Sherri is certified in crisis communications, digital media, women’s leadership and branding.

As an undergrad at The Ohio State University, Sherri served as a news-reporting intern and writer for local ABC and Fox affiliates and received a bachelor’s degree in communications with a specialization in public relations.

Outside of the office, you can find Sherri at a football stadium, basketball gymnasium and/or softball diamond in Hilliard where she resides with two of her three children – Noah and Katey - and husband, Brian. Her oldest son, Jacob, resides in Columbus and is a senior at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business.