Longtime Apple PR director Natalie Kerris announces retirement

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Apple's senior director of Worldwide Corporate Communications, Natalie Kerris, officially announced her retirement from the company via a Twitter post on Wednesday, bringing to an end a 14-year stint.

In her LinkedIn profile Kerris notes that she has overseen PR efforts for a variety of Apple products, including iPhones, iPods, iPads, iTunes, and the MacBook Air. In more recent times, she helped with marketing for Apple Pay and the Apple Watch.

"After 14 amazing years at Apple," she wrote on Twitter, "it's time to move on and see what adventures life holds for me next!"

In all, Kerris has over 25 years of work experience. This includes time with companies such as BMW, Claris, HP, Deutsche Telekom, and Netscape. Claris was a software developer spun off from Apple in 1987. It transformed into FileMaker in 1998, and is still under the Apple umbrella.

It's not clear where Kerris may be headed, as even her LinkedIn account still lists her at Apple. At one point she was a possible candidate to replace former Communications vice president Katie Cotton, but last week that role was handed to interim replacement Steve Dowling.


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