Terry Minger is the former President and CEO of The Piton Foundation in Denver, Colorado. He also served as the President of the Gary-Williams Foundation. Prior to his appointment as Piton’s CEO, he served as Chairman of the Piton Foundation Board. Terry’s role was to build a strategic link between the business and its community-investment objectives – creating successful outcomes for Colorado’s struggling children and families. Prior to his work at Piton, Terry served as the President and CEO of the Center for Resource Management (CRM). The CRM is a Colorado-Utah based nonprofit that, since its founding in 1981 by Robert Redford, has been dedicated to environmental problem solving and bringing together parties with divergent, often conflicting interests to find common ground and to reach sustainable solutions.
Terry’s interests and career span the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Terry served as Chairmen of Three Sisters Mountain Village in Canmore, Alberta, Canada; as President and CEO of Sundance Enterprises; as President and CEO of Whistler Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia, Canada; Deputy Chief of Staff to Colorado Governor Richard Lamm; City Manager of Vail, Colorado; and Assistant City Manager of Boulder, Colorado. He has served on many nonprofit, corporate, and environmental boards. Terry is currently a member of Colorado Concern and serves on the board of directors of: Vail Leadership Institute, Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting, National Civic League, Denver Education Compact, Stapleton Foundation, El Sistema Colorado, and is on the advisory council of HawkWatch International. Terry is an author and a frequent writer and speaker on children and families, education, green business, sustainable communities, health and wellness, and global environmental and resource management issues.
Terry received a BA in History and Economics from Baker University, an MPA from the University of Kansas, and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He was an Urban Executive Fellow, Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Stanford University. Terry received the 1999 Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation Award for his lifelong environmental contributions to the Rocky Mountain West. He also received one of the first Solstice Sacred Mountain, Sacred Earth Gold Medals in 2005 for his lifetime of service to the environment.