nataliekerrisLongtime Apple public relations executive Natalie Kerris is retiring after 14 years with the company, she announced on Twitter. Kerris had worked closely with Jobs and oversaw the launch of the iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch.

According to Re/code, she had initially sought to succeed longtime Apple PR head Katie Cotton after Cotton decided to retire last year. However, fellow Apple PR veteran Steve Dowling was given the job on an interim basis before being promoted to the role on a permanent basis last week.


In a statement to Jim Dalrymple at The Loop, Kerris said that the decision to retire and "enjoy life" came after spending two weeks with her family in Italy.

Top Rated Comments

flyinmac Avatar
94 months ago
Reasons would appear to be clear. But, that's a classy exit. She'd probably have done quite well as a lead in the PR department.
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crees! Avatar
94 months ago
Must be nice to retire after only 14 years.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Glideslope Avatar
94 months ago
Reasons would appear to be clear. But, that's a classy exit. She'd probably have done quite well as a lead in the PR department.

Yes, she would have. A classy goodbye from a class act. :apple:
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darkslide29 Avatar
94 months ago
“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
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CoMoMacUser Avatar
94 months ago
That has to have been the easiest job ever.

Boss: "I need you to prepare a statement responding to this news story."

Natalie: "Sure thing boss. I already sent out the statement." "NO COMMENT"

Sad but true. I learned a long time ago not to waste my time contacting Apple PR for stories. Even when the story is focused on an Apple product, I talk to other companies, such as users.
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dannyyankou Avatar
94 months ago
Must be nice to retire after only 14 years.

She's done a lot of other work before Apple.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliekerris
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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