Jerí Irby is Keep America Beautiful’s RETREET Manager. Before joining the organization, Jerí spent over 9 years developing her professional forestry experience with Oklahoma Forestry Services. While with OFS Jerí held the roles of Area Forester for the Regeneration and Tree Improvement program from 2017-2022 and Forestry Education Coordinator from 2012-2017. Jerí is a passionate conservationist who has worked with diverse audiences that range from youth to adults on forest practices and land management. She has effectively developed and managed partnerships with a wide range of organizations including government agencies, private businesses, and non-profits.
Jerí is active in the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of American Foresters as well as a board member of the Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council. She holds a Master of Science in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences from Montana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Ecology Management from Oklahoma State University.