A practicing leader, life/career coach, teacher and consultant, Terry currently holds the position of chief operating
officer (COO) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA). In her current role, Terry responsibilities cover
finance, human resources, facilities and operations, marketing and communications, technology and auxiliary businesses.
She also is the project lead for the museum's forthcoming major renovation.
Prior to joining the MCA, she held the position of senior associate dean for finance and administration at the
University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Her career spans roles in corporate including roles with American
Express, Kwasha Lipton, and Bellcore followed by a successful transition to leadership in education as COO at the
Ethical Culture Fieldston School, where she led the financing and construction of its campus expansion in New
Terry maintains her coaching practice through the The Next Step Coaching and Consulting Services, a firm she founded in
2013, and continues to hold adjunct faculty appointments with University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and
Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management . Her teaching portfolio includes global leadership, family
enterprise management and personal finance. An advocate for financial literacy and committed to help others achieve
sustainable and fulfilling careers and lives, Terry's community work included teaching at the Fluvanna Correction
Center for Women.
Terry is a CPA, holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and is an International Coaching
Federation Certified Coach. She served as vice chair of the board of the Piedmont Virginia Community College and has
recently joined the board of Arts Alliance Illinois and the membership of the Economic Club of Chicago. She and her
husband, Allen, have two grown children, Alexandra and Philip.