Keri Butler

Deputy Executive Director
Public Design Commission of the City of New York
New York, New York

Keri Butler is the Deputy Executive Director of the Public Design Commission. She holds a Masters’ in Arts Administration from the Art Institute of Chicago and has more than 20 years of experience in her field. At the Public Design Commission, Keri oversees the daily operations of the agency and guides policies and initiatives that support design and artistic excellence in the public realm. She advises the Commission on the review of complex and high-priority capital projects as well as new art commissions and art conservation proposals. Keri represents the agency on panels and competitions, including for citywide prototypes and public art commissions, and has cultivated strategic public-private partnerships to preserve the City’s art collection. She also manages the Commission’s special projects and events, including publications, tours, and the Annual Awards for Excellence in Design.