Kerry Karl is the Executive Director for the Volusia County Association for Responsible Development (VCARD) and its Flagler County Chapter. Prior to her role at VCARD, Kerry spent her career in economic development. Working in Orlando as Associate Director of Business Intelligence for the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Kerry was responsible for compiling and analyzing data from the U.S. Census Bureau; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; and, UF’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research, to name a few. She sat on the Executive Steering Committee of the Virtual Entrepreneur Center and was the Central Florida administrator of Governor Crist’s Economic Gardening Pilot Program, which has since become GrowFL.
Kerry moved to Volusia County to be the Director of what is now Team Volusia during its formative years. During her tenure at Team Volusia, she was recognized by The Daytona Beach News-Journal as an “Influential Woman in Business” and named to The Volusia/Flagler Business Report list of “40 Under 40”. She was awarded a Business Champion award by Volusia County Public Schools Career Connection Cadre.
Kerry took the helm of VCARD in 2016 and has since been named again to the Volusia/Flagler Business Report list of “40 Under 40” as well as the Florida Planning & Zoning Association’s Surfcoast Chapter’s Volunteer of the Year. Kerry graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English. She currently resides in DeLand with her husband and daughter.