Terry, founder and CEO of MessageMakers, is an artist who has served as a producer, cameraperson and video editor on five continents for programs and networks including Nightline, WNET-13, NBC Sportsworld, CNN and PBS; served as communications futurist and systems integrator with the Michigan Senate for the formation of Michigan Government Television; and has developed, from creative concept to completion, myriad programs that have helped organizations grow, promote their initiatives and manage change. He has served as a catalyzing force in the revitalization of Lansing’s Old Town historic commercial district. He helped create and successfully establish the names and brands Old Town Lansing, Lansing JazzFest and Michigan BluesFest, which have transformed Lansing.
Through MessageMakers, he expanded the brand activation efforts of Harley Owners Group, launching their initiatives in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and the Asia Pacific regions, helping grow membership from 450,000 to 1 million world-wide over a 15 year period. Under his leadership, MessageMakers has guided and produced award-winning marketing communications for Business Leaders for Michigan, GM, Herman Miller, Two Men and a Truck, Triton Industries, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Greenstone Farm Credit, Michigan Humanities Council, US Department of Education, US Department of Commerce, US Navy, US Paralympic Team, Michigan State University, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Association of Counties, Michigan National Guard, Michigan 4H Foundation, Demmer Corporation, Small Business Association of Michigan, Lansing Regional Chamber, National Association for Family Child Care, ReMax, Roberts Sinto, Mackinaw State History Parks, Indian Trails, LCC Business Community Institute ( BCI) , American Red Cross, Spartan Motors and many more.