Terry has more than 25 years of sustainable development and public policy experience in the environmental and energy areas. During his career at General Motors, Terry was responsible for leading GM’s corporate responsibility team and developing environmental initiatives on a global basis, as Director of Corporate Responsibility and Environment and Energy. Terry served as the Executive representative of the Public Policy Center on the GM Environment and Energy Strategy Core Team, which provides direct support of the Environment and Energy Strategy Board (EESB). The EESB is responsible for the development and implementation of the environment and energy strategy for the company. Strategic issues covered included; global climate change, fuel efficiency, alternative fuels, alternative propulsion systems, alternative energy, greenhouse gas emissions, vehicle recycling, advanced technology strategy, substances of concern, and resource management for product and facilities. Under his leadership, GM established a “Greening the Supply Chain” program at GM China with a unique partnership between Shanghai General Motors, suppliers to GM’s manufacturing operations in China and the World Environment Center. Energy reduction and waste reduction were among several successful strategies implemented that resulted in improved environmental performance and lower operating costs.
Terry’s team was also responsible for the corporate responsibility strategy for GM. This included integrating sustainability into the business, aligning GM’s brands with strategic external partnerships, and managing and publishing GM’s annual Corporate Responsibility report.
Terry was GM’s Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development for 10 years. Also, he was GM’s key contact to the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) and served as the Chair of the USCIB Environment Committee. In this role, he worked directly with senior government officials to provide input from the business community to the Administration on international environmental issues and was the United States business representative on environmental issues at the International Chamber of Commerce.
Before joining the corporate staff, Terry held various positions dealing with selection of materials, specification development and integrating environmental considerations into the design process.