Kevin Tuerff

About Kevin

Kevin is founder and president of Pay it Forward 9/11, Inc. He inspires and moves audiences around the world with his talk, “The Ripple Effect of Compassion,” which focuses on kindness to strangers, immigrants and refugees. He explains how compassionate actions stimulate the brain, producing a “helper’s high.” With regular practice of kindness and compassion, science says a person can more likely be healthy and happy. Kevin serves as a global ambassador for the Charter for Compassion.

Tuerff offers his expertise as a social entrepreneur and ethical business leader, co-founding and managing two successful companies. He has delivered keynote speeches to trade associations, corporations, charity conventions, theater patrons, college and high school students and houses of worship across the US, Canada and Australia.

Tuerff is a regular guest on news and broadcast programs, appearing on ABC News, Fox News, National Public Radio, CBC, CTV, Washington Post, Ad Week, CNN International, BBC, The Age (Melbourne), Toronto Star, National Geographic Travel, Texas Standard, and Church Times UK.

Working for Environmental Defense Fund on Global Clean Air, Tuerff brings his 25-years of experience in behavior change communications specializing in public health and the environment. As an entrepreneur, he launched several legacy endeavors, including a University of Texas Student-Run Radio, America Recycles Day, EnviroMedia, Green Canary Sustainability Consulting, The Greenwashing Index, and Pay it Forward 9/11.