Terry was born in Chicago IL, but raised in Pleasant Hill, CA and later Piedmont CA where his twin brother still lives. Terry has been a Peace Corp Volunteer in Nigeria , Africa, Executive Director for the Central Arizona Association of Governments, Project Director for the New County Center, National Association of Counties in Washington D.C., County Administrator for Lehigh County in Pennsylvania, County Manager for Ramsey County in Minnesota, County Executive for Sacramento County and is currently the Executive Director for the California Association of County Executives.
Terry has a B.A. degree from San Jose State University, a M.P.A. from the University of Arizona, and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia.
Terry is a past Member of the International City and County Management Association(ICMA), as well as the Board of Governors, ICMA University.
Terry enjoys trail riding, art and antiques, international travel, family and entertaining.
Terry has served on the CSD Board of Directors since 2016 and has lived in Greenstone with his wife Freddie for 8 years.