Your On-Call Executive Resource

Terry has retired from politics and has formed a new, executive consulting firm.  He can work with you to achieve your goals and your success.


Consulting Services:

Strategic planning and implementation
Large group facilitation / problem solving
Leadership coaching and assessment
Project management and team building
Organization performance auditing
Community outreach
Board policy development

My Background & Experience

Municipal Government – SANDAG



San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Chair, Board of Directors, 2018
Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, 2017
Board Member, 2013-2017

+ Provided leadership to calm political tensions at agency
+ Hired new Executive Director for SANDAG
+ Obtained $80 Million in FTA funding for Mid-Coast highway improvements
+ Created internal process improvement effort, Plan of Excellence
+ Completed first year of construction for the new Trolley line to UCSD
+ Implemented new performance auditing function

Municipal Government – City of Del Mar

City Hall 2

  • City of Del Mar
    Two-Term Mayor, 2013, 2017
    City Council 2010-2018
+Designed, constructed and completed a new Civic Center for Del Mar
+Strengthened the advisory role and reputation of the Finance Committee
+Completed sidewalks throughout the City
+Installed traffic calming roundabout on Jimmy Durante Boulevard
+Constructed new walking path to the Grand Avenue bridge
+Tied sewer system to the San Elijo JPA to the north
+Established the Business Support Advisory Committee to improve downtown
+Passed a new 1/2 cent transaction fee to help fund under-grounding of utilities
+Created the citizen led Under-ground Project Committee
+Began the master planning for Shores Park
+Hired and retained excellent staff, including the City Manager
+Hosted the first ever Breeders’ Cup event in Del Mar
+Established a public art program for Del Mar
+Balanced our budgets and set aside funds for paying employee pensions
+Approved the implementation of streetscape improvements in the downtown
+Implemented badly needed road and infrastructure repairs


Consulting (1)

Business Consulting 1994-2007

  • Assisted organizations in executive coaching, change management, organization development, customer relations, and strategic planning.
  • Partial list of clients:
    Amylin Pharmaceuticals
    California Regional Water Quality Control Agency
    County of San Diego
    Composite Optics Incorporated
    Cubic Transportation Systems
    Eastman Kodak
    Hewlett Packard
    HNC Software
    Jaycraft, Inc.
    Kyocera America, Inc.
    Oracle Corporation
    Proxima, Inc.
    Ryder Fleet Management
    San Diego Padres
    Sempra Energy
    Senior Flexonics, Ketema Division
    Shea Homes, Northern California
    Shea Homes, San Diego
    Sorrento Electronics
    Standard Pacific Homes
    University of California, San Diego


San Diego Gas & Electric 1972-1994

  • Director, Customer Service 1990-1994
  • Executive roles in industrial engineering, process improvement, marketing, project management, quality service, strategic planning, and organizational restructuring.


U.S. Navy 1968-1972

  • Instructor for new commanding officers, Fleet Training Center, San Diego
  • OOD Underway, U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31), Vietnam 1969-1970



BA, Pomona College
MBA, San Diego State University
Post Graduate Intern, University Associates
Accelerating Change Accreditation, IMA