Kevin J. Kerr

Principal, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies


(412) 620-6496

(412) 275-2390

Kevin provides comprehensive advocacy and government relations services to clients before the city of Pittsburgh and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He counsels clients on public policy matters and helps them to build relationships and successfully navigate bipartisan legislative and regulatory environments across Pennsylvania.

Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Kevin understands the dynamics of the region and has developed key relationships through years of professional and volunteer experience. He also has keen strategic and operational vision, cultivated through his in-house business operations experience and educational background.

Kevin has significant experience in the emerging tech and startup industries. Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Kevin served as a regional head of public policy for Uber, directing the company’s state and local government and regulatory engagement and social impact work across Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan. At Uber, Kevin successfully navigated complex, high-profile issues ranging from public transit partnerships to the growth and early public policy development for self-driving technology in Pennsylvania. Kevin has also served as a senior government relations adviser for DoorDash, guiding the company through public policy work in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Before working in the private sector, Kevin served as chief of staff to Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce A. Kraus, where he directed all legislation, communications, and community affairs for the council president.

Kevin is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed his B.A. magna cum laude focused in public policy & urban planning. He has also completed two executive education programs at Harvard Business School focused in business strategy & leadership. Kevin is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Leadership Development Initiative, Class XXIII, and has served in a leadership capacity for several nonprofit boards and task forces in Pennsylvania.



Public Strategies’ Kevin Kerr Appointed to Allegheny County Executive-Elect’s Transition Team

December 05, 2023

Pittsburgh Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies’ Principal Kevin Kerr was recently appointed to the Allegheny County Executive-elect Sara Innamorato’s transition team, serving on the Reliable, Modern Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Ranked #2 in PA in City & States' Top 50 Lobbyists

September 26, 2022

City & State Pennsylvania recognized Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies as one of the Top 50 firms based on 2021 revenues in the state, coming in at number two.

Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Expands its Pennsylvania Footprint, Hiring Lobbyist Kevin Kerr to Launch the Firm’s Western Pennsylvania Government Affairs Practice [Alert]

August 10, 2020

Kerr, who brings strong bipartisan ties within Pittsburgh’s city government and throughout Western Pennsylvania, will also play a key role in assisting the group’s growing government relations practices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.


2022 Pennsylvania Primary Election Results

May 18, 2022

Prepared by the Pennsylvania Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Team


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