About Us

Kerry Smith
Kerry Smith has more than 30 years of published business writing experience. The Illinois Business Journal’s founder and the current editor at St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR), Kerry’s experience includes work for print and broadcast outlets as well as public relations firms. Kerry excels in interviewing experts about complex subjects and translating that information into captivating writing for a range of technical and general audiences. Kerry holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin  Eau Claire and a master’s in public administration and public policy analysis from SIUE.

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