Ken Kerns has two decades of progressive leadership experience in employee benefits administration, quality assurance, and training. He currently works as the project director for eligibility services at the UMWA Health & Retirement Funds, one of the nation’s oldest Taft-Hartley plans servicing over 90,000 retired coal miners and other beneficiaries nationwide.
Ken graduated from the University of Florida in 2002, and earned a master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University in 2004. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans have awarded him as a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) in 2016.
His first novel was released in 2005. More recently, he released his grandfather’s true story of surviving the Battle of the Bulge, entitled “Jim’s Unsung Heroes.” He is a two-time finalist at the Creative World Awards for screenwriters. He has also guest lectured at the George Washington University.
Ken is available for freelance photography, writing and consultant work. He donates time and money in support of causes such as environmental activism and epilepsy research. Ken lives in northern Virginia.