Sherri Turpin is CEO of ZVRS and Purple Communications (ZP), a leading provider of communications solutions, including video relay technology and interpretation services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. She is a signatory to CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She serves as board member for the New York School for the Deaf, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Foundation. Under Sherri, ZP has been recognized as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion (2021, 2022), earning a score of 100% on the Disability Equality Index (DEI), an initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability: IN.
One of few hearing CEOs proficient in American Sign Language, Sherri is among the bold social impact leaders today, advocating to advance equity and inclusion for the deaf community. She is deeply committed to bringing increased awareness of communication access and equity, and the power and value of the deaf and hard of hearing community – all for greater inclusion and well-being in the workplace and beyond. Sherri previously served as EarthLink’s Channel Chief responsible for all aspects of the company’s indirect distribution channel, including full profit and loss, sales and revenue growth, and EBITDA contribution. Sherri also served as Executive in Residence for Kinderhook Industries and with XO Communications in varying leadership roles.
She has been recognized with several awards for her leadership and innovation, including the CRN Women of the Channel/Circle of Excellence. She has been featured in prominent media including The Hill, Forbes, the Austin Business Journal and Medium’s Inspirational Women Leaders of Tech and was selected to present at SXSW 2022 on “Big Bold, Brave Ideas for a More Inclusive World.”