July/August 2020 Featured Member: Kerry Thomas

Kerry Thomas is a Gerontologist and founder of AgeSmart Strategies, LLC.  She is passionate about helping people in mid-late life thrive and age successfully through rethinking and creating meaningful next chapters.  Kerry relies on coaching training and techniques to assist clients gain clarity and direction during this season of life, by turning their core values and interests into an achievable and purposeful road map.

Additionally, Kerry has focused much of her gerontological research on the impact that an Aging Workforce will have on U.S. business and older workers in coming years.  In the United States, 10,000 people turn 65 every day and many are working past the traditional retirement age, either by choice or need. Relative to this topic, she has served as a guest lecturer at Georgia State University and as a speaker for the Southern Gerontological Society and the International Council on Active Aging.

Earlier in her career, Kerry was Vice President of National Accounts & Public Relations for Piedmont Office Realty Trust, a $5 billion New York Stock Exchange traded Class-A office Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).  She also served in various Sales, Public Relations, Marketing and Client Relationship Management (CRM) capacities for Wells Real Estate Funds, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Bobby Dodd Foundation.  Additionally, Kerry launched a Women’s Special Interest Group for CoreNet Global, an association for corporate real estate professionals, and served three terms on the CoreNet Atlanta Chapter’s Board of Directors.

Kerry holds a Master of Arts degree in Gerontology from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She resides with her husband, Joe, in Atlanta, Georgia and has two grown children. In her free time, she enjoys biking, yoga, and her role as a volunteer writing individual elder life stories and facilitating group elder life story workshops.

Kerry Thomas
Gerontologist, Aging Strategist & Coach
AgeSmart Strategies, LLC


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