Meet the team.

Kerri Milam

Founder & President
  • Years in Industry: 30
  • Education: 20 years as business owner, 40 years in workforce, 60+ years on planet
  • Interests: kayaking, Savannah Bananas baseball, mycology and herbal remedies
  • Most likely to speak hard truths that everyone’s thinking (but no one is saying)

Kerri founded Depth in 2006, bringing together a career-long passion for housing finance with a desire to nurture the innovators at the bleeding edge of the mortgage industry’s digital transformation. In building her own firm, Kerri leaned on the consultative public relations and marketing expertise she had honed during her years at top global agencies — but she also rejected the notion that Depth had to do things “the way they’ve always been done.”

Prior to founding Depth, Kerri led a varied career spanning executive and senior management positions at four leading PR firms; marketing roles at global business consulting firm KPMG and a pioneering tech corporation; and a three-year term as public affairs manager for the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority. She even once served as editor of a B2B trade magazine in the finance and investments space.

Depth’s clients can count on Kerri to pull no punches as she delivers shrewd, timely advice that elevates business strategies and positions clients as meaningful contributors of mortgage industry thought leadership.

She is a recipient of HousingWire’s Marketing Leaders award as well as NEXT’s Powerhouse Award recognizing the most influential women leaders in the mortgage industry. As an annual sponsor of the #HousingDC conference, Kerri has the honor of presenting the annual Housing Champion Award on behalf of Housing Finance Strategies.

A Georgia native, Kerri divides her time between her home in Decatur and her condo on the coastal marsh outside of Savannah.

Lindsey Neal

Vice President of Client Services

  • Years in Industry: 16
  • Education: Berry College, University of Georgia
  • Interests: reading, CrossFit, sports
  • Most likely to be the voice of calm and reason when it starts to hit the fan
A trusted advisor to mortgage lenders, fintechs and mortgage/financial service providers since 2006, Lindsey joined the DepthSquad in 2010 after honing her content development, client service and strategic planning skills at the William Mills Agency. Over the last decade, she has been responsible for developing full-service marketing and PR strategies, ensuring their effective execution and cultivating productive relationships for Depth clients. She is a 2006 graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and earned her M.B.A. from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia in 2011.

Leslie Colley

Vice President of Client Services

  • Years in Industry: 13
  • Education: Georgia State University, University of Southern California
  • Interests: traveling, the wilderness, backyard chickens
  • Most likely to break out the red pen over a minor AP Style violation
An award-winning writer and creative designer, Leslie has served Depth clients since 2009 and transitioned to a full-time staff position in 2015. Her tenure has been marked by numerous high-profile client achievements including successful product launches, funding rounds and acquisitions. Prior to joining Depth, Leslie worked for renowned global consulting firm Willis Towers Watson, where she developed strategic communication campaigns for some of the world’s best-known brands. Leslie holds a master’s degree in communication management from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgia State University.

Johnna Szegda

Director of Client Services

  • Years in Industry: 5
  • Education: Georgia State University
  • Interests: container gardening, systems of power, the absurd
  • Most likely to keep it real

A shrewd fintech public relations professional, Johnna has worked with the #DepthSquad since 2017. During her tenure, she has helped high-growth startups and publicly traded companies execute impactful media and marketing strategies. Johnna is a passionate housing affordability advocate. Previously, she wore many hats at a women-led nonprofit, leading a team of volunteers and staff to register more than 1,000 Georgia voters and managing member communications. While earning her bachelor’s degree, she took a shine to symbolic logic and served as a supplemental instructor for Introductory to Philosophy. Johnna grew up on horse farms riding hunter jumpers and dressage. AMA.

Jenny Moss

Director of Client Services

  • Years in Industry: 6
  • Education: University of Georgia
  • Interests: reading, sports, trivia
  • Most likely to insert a random sports factoid into the conversation

Jenny joined Depth PR in 2018 following a stint as marketing and communications specialist for a metro-Atlanta mortgage lender. Prior to entering the mortgage industry, she served as assistant media relations director for the Mercer University athletic department. Jenny’s breadth of experience in the mortgage industry and public relations allows her to provide Depth clients with superior strategic planning, project management, writing and content development. She holds a master’s degree in sports management and policy and a bachelor’s degree in public relations, both from the University of Georgia.

Jenny Lynn McAllister

Client Services Manager

  • Years in Industry: 1.5
  • Education: University of Florida
  • Interests: horses, boating, outdoors, travel
  • Most likely to find the fun in anything

Jenny Lynn graduated from the University of Florida in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and business. A proactive hard worker, she started her career in 2020 while completing her degree. Her career began in marketing within the healthcare industry and then transitioned to freelance writing for fintech and B2B businesses. Jenny Lynn joined DepthPR in 2021, honing her skills in thought leadership, content development and strategy.

Grace Bullabaugh

Client Services Manager

  • Years in Industry: 1
  • Education: University of Georgia
  • Interests: movies, politics, binge-watching the Game Show Network
  • Most likely to remind you to vote in your local elections

A passionate social justice advocate and cinephile, Grace joined the Depth Squad in 2021 after serving two years with the Democratic Party of Georgia, where she held roles in the fundraising, operations and political affairs departments throughout the 2020 general election and 2021 senate runoffs. Grace was a four-year Zell B. Miller Scholarship recipient at the University of Georgia, where she graduated in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in entertainment and media studies and women’s studies. When she isn’t drafting a Depth client’s latest press release, Grace likes playing with her dog Fiona and going to the movies.