Chris Kerr has been elected chair of the Heart of the Community Foundation.Kerr is a commercial and residential sales agent at Hardy Realty. A native of Rome, Chris returned in 2015 after working in New York and Los Angeles for 18 years. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and was chosen by the Georgia Rotary Student Program to attend the University of Oslo in Norway. He also received a Master’s degree from the Annenberg School at The University of Southern California.

In addition to the Heart of the Community Foundation, Kerr is a member of the City of Rome Public Arts Committee, the Rome Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rome Area Council for the Arts and the Rome Floyd Chamber. Kerr also is a graduate of the 34th class of Leadership Rome.

Other members of the Heart of the Community Board include: Angie Beard, Brenda Bowen, David Brearley, Kristy Stoner-Brown, Steve Graves, Nancy Hunter, Judy Ingram, Dawn Irmscher, Chris Jackson, Kristi Kent, Mary (Mai Mai) Kelly, Mandy Maloney, Monisha Patel, Elaine Price, Mimi Richards, Lauren Sklar, David Smith and Esther Vaughn.