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ESPN’s Inspiring Women Series: Meet Keri Willis

What's it like being in this Management Operations director's shoes?

Keri Willis describes her job: “As a Director of Management Operations, I oversee our Talent Operations team. The team is responsible for talent contract management, utilization, and payments. I’m also responsible for oversight of personnel scheduling, and the technological systems we use.” (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)

EDITOR’S NOTE: In honor of Women’s History Month, ESPN Images and ESPN Internal Communications asked ESPN employees to nominate colleagues who inspired them. From hundreds of nominations, seven women were selected to share their stories in a series entitled “In Her Shoes.” Throughout March, Front Row will publish these profiles accompanied by Images’ photos. In the third installment in the series, Hamden, Conn., native and 18-year ESPN employee Keri Willis, director, Management Operations, explains what it means to be “In Her Shoes.”

What is your proudest moment at work this past year?
My proudest moment at work is when I became the Co-Chair for the ESPN Veterans Employee Resource Group [ERG] last May. It’s been a tremendous honor to work with a great leadership team, partner with our Diversity & Inclusion group and collaborate with other ERG leaders over the last 10 months. Although I wasn’t in the military, I have family and friends who have, or who are still active duty, and it is one way for me to give back and thank our employees who served this country.

Melissa Rawlins and Joe Faraoni contributed to this post.

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