Success Adds Up for Economic Majors
You can’t predict where a Spelman student succeeds, but rising to rarified heights is normal. The senior vice president and chief marketing officer for ADT is a Spelman economics graduate.
Jerri DeVard, C’79, leads ADT’s marketing efforts across the residential, small business and health business units. Prior to joining the company, the consumer brand veteran, worked as the marketing guru for companies like Nokia, Harrah’s, Citigroup and Verizon.
At the latter, as senior vice president for marketing and brand management, and in other senior positions she honed the skills she wields today. The HBCU inspiration also earned an M.B.A. in marketing at Clark Atlanta University.