Terri is one of Michigan’s most experienced political operatives. She got her start in 1980 as a young college student working on Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign and has been a trusted professional ever since. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1984, Terri held a number of political jobs before settling into a 14-year stint with Mike Rogers, in both the Michigan State Senate and United States Congress, rising through the ranks to become one of his closest confidants. Through her service to the Michigan Republican Party in the 2010 election cycle, she led the efforts to recruit and elect Republican majorities in the state legislature, Michigan Supreme Court, and Congressional delegation.
Following those successes, Terri went on to serve as the Director of External Affairs to Governor Rick Snyder in his first term, helping to shepherd numerous controversial reforms through the state legislature. She also led the 2012 effort to defeat Big Labor’s ballot initiatives, paving the way for Michigan to become a Right to Work state. She went on to become President of the Michigan Freedom Fund, a conservative, grassroots organization that advocates for free market policies that limit the power of government and enhance the power of individuals. Terri co-founded a League of Our Own, an organization dedicated to recruiting, training and mentoring Republican women to run for office. She currently serves as the CEO of League of Our Own.