Jill recently joined Home Shopping Network, Inc. after serving three years as SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. In that role she oversaw the company’s media relations, government affairs and corporate social responsibility efforts. Prior to joining SeaWorld, Kermes served as the Senior Vice President at Ketchum Public Relations where she oversaw corporate affairs. She has also served as the Vice President of Corporate and Brand Communications for Volkswagen Group of America where she was responsible for all corporate, brand, product and lifestyle communications. Her experience also includes Managing Director at Public Strategies, Inc.; Communications Director to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during his second administration; and Director of Public Affairs at Bridgestone/Firestone. Kermes is an honors graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C.