Michelle Obama With Keri Gavin of Hanold Associates

As we say farewell to President Barack Obama, Hanold Associates partner, Keri Gavin, shares about her one-on-one interview with First Lady, Michelle Obama, whom she interviewed in 2012 before their final term at the White House.

Of the experience, Keri said:

Meeting with Michelle at the White House was one of the most memorable interviews of my career. She was lovely, down-to-earth, personable, funny—she poked fun at me because I mentioned I grew up in Chicago; I’m from the northwest suburbs. She said, “Girl, that’s not Chicago!”

Before her recruiting career, Keri was the Director of Host Relations and Customized Training for Ragan Communications where she fostered relationships with communications leaders at Fortune 500 companies to secure event partnerships.

Prior to Ragan, Keri was a television anchor and reporter for KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. Her interview with Michelle Obama took place during her time with KCCI-TV.