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Terri Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Terri directs the overall financial function of the organization, establishing and implementing effective controls, practices and standards in finance and human resources. She is a key member of senior management working to ensure the financial integrity of the organization across all grants, projects, and activities. She provides strategic counsel on matters of fiscal agency and responsibility, and on operational feasibility of new work and mission related opportunities.

For nearly 22 years, Terri worked at Nortel Networks, starting as a senior financial analyst in the sales and customer service organizations and later becoming Assistant to the Controller and Manager of General Accounting Services. Before leaving Nortel in 2003 to work for a nonprofit, she became Senior Manager of Finance for Carrier Networks Manufacturing Operations, responsible for financial management of a $206 million cost center, and later Senior Manager of Vendor Relations-North America Training and Documentation Services, responsible for leading the consolidation of more than 60 training programs into a few, core organizations.
 
Educational background: Business administration, accounting (Elon University, Georgia State University)