Sometimes it takes an immigrant willing to risk everything for freedom to remind all of us that the idea of America is worth fighting for.
Terry is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Free the People, an educational foundation reaching young people with stories about liberty. Free the People engages upstream of politics, using pop culture, video, comedy, and art—multimedia narratives about the beautiful things that happen when people are free to create, disrupt, and cooperate. She is also Co-Founder and Partner at Fight the Power Productions, a strategic communications firm focused on video production, social media branding and distribution, and compelling storytelling.
After graduating from Grove City College with a B.S. in Engineering, Terry spent the first decade of her career as an industrial engineer working with companies such as EDS and Unisys. Looking for a more personally fulfilling challenge, in 1997 she disrupted her own career, moving into the liberty-based nonprofit and philanthropic world. After serving as a chief of staff in the U.S. House of Representatives, she became a fundraiser, raising millions in operating capital for various nonprofit and political causes, including Cato, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and FreedomWorks. From 2009 to 2014, she served as Chairwoman of the Advisory Board of the Rising Tide Foundation in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and as an advisor to the Global Philanthropic Trust in the Cayman Islands. She was Co-Founder of AlternativePAC, and a fundraiser and advisor for a superPAC supporting U.S. Senator Rand Paul for President. Terry is a member of The Mont Pelerin Society and serves on the board of the Friends of the Austrian Economic Center.
Terry is often referred to as the better half of one of the top libertarian power couples in the world.