Esteemed media professional
Merilee A. Kern is a good life connoisseur who keeps her finger on the pulse of
the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary
experiences at all price points – the affordable to the extreme. The best of
the best across all product, service and travel categories are detailed in
her exclusive column “The Luxe List” that reaches millions of affluent
consumers each month through multiple print and online syndication channels. An
array of top-tier on and offline media outlets publish Merilee’s Luxe List
content, which is archived at www.LuxeListReviews.com.
this highly marketable and adaptable Luxe List brand, Merilee is also a regular
on air contributor with XETV Channel 6 and KSWB FOX 5 in San Diego where she serves as
a "gift guru" and consumer product trends expert. She also
serves as a national Satellite Media Tour spokesperson. Related footage may be accessed here.
addition to her Luxe List endeavors, Merilee owns and operates a highly
successful boutique Public Relations and Marketing Communications agency, Kern Communications (www.KernCommunications.com),
where she serves as a senior-level publicist, marketing consultant and spokesperson for various
products, services and brands proffered by the clients she represents and for a myriad of authors and field experts. Merilee
has been marketing and publicizing multi-industry B2B and B2C initiatives since
1994. Over this past decade, hundreds of her articles, news items and
interviews have been featured by media outlets worldwide. She is also a highly
regarded marketing and PR industry expert source within the media, contributing
perspective and commentary to leading media outlets. Simply Google “Merilee Kern”
to get a sense of the breadth of her experience, reach and presence as
indicated through the tens of thousands of search results that will be
delivered under her name.
As a former fitness competitor and champion twice over, having won the
title of both “Miss South Florida” and Miss Palm Coast,” Merilee is also a
published author whose health-related fictional children’s book, “Making
Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids” (www.KidsMakingHealthyChoices.com), twice
earned a coveted iParenting Media ‘Excellent Product’ award and received
acclaim from Oprah’s personal trainer Bob Greene and media personality Sally
Jessy Raphael, among a litany of others. Merilee also launched a related "Kids Making Healthy Choices" mobile APP that features her book along with other childhood obesity prevention-related tools and resources for kids, caregivers and educators.
January 2007 Merilee was named a Finalist in the 3rd annual Stevie Awards for
Women in Business – an international competition recognizing the
accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the
companies they run, hailed by the New York Post as “the business world’s
Merilee holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a marketing specialty
and a Bachelor of Science degree, both earned from Nova Southeastern University
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She also received “Marketing on the Internet”
certification from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Merilee is
currently a member in good standing with Luxury Society, the International
Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, the International Travel
Writers Alliance, the San Diego Press Club, and the National Association of
Professional and Executive Women (NAPEW).
Merilee is the very definition of a renaissance woman: a savvy entrepreneur,
media personality, author, journalist, publicist, athlete, health advocate, and
proud mother of 2.