TAMPA – August 24, 2020 – The Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay have announced the hiring of a new Chief Executive Officer, effective August 17, 2020.
Terry Carter has joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay to lead and help foster growth within one of the oldest Boys & Girls Clubs in America that has advocated for and supported over 22,000 children to reach their full potential since 1926. Terry is a proven executive leader having successfully managed operations, sales and shared services functions within large multi-national and private equity owned organizations. He has consistently been recognized for his ability to drive extraordinary results and sustainable improvementsin competitive environments across North America and internationally. Equally important for Terry was his background as a member of the Boys & Girls Club in Nashville, TN, from the ages of 8-11, where he personally benefited from the Club experience. He now resides in and considers Clearwater, FL to be home.
“Terry brings a wealth of leadership experience and a proven track record for developing high performing teams and achieving financial success,” said John Tomlin, Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Board Chairman.
Terry attended Middle Tennessee State University, earning a Bachelor of Business Management. He also earned an Executive sponsored Master’s Certificate of Achievement from Duquesne University-John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business. His professional career includes leadership roles in organizations including FedEx, DHL, and, most recently, CEVA Logistics. Terry is inspired to utilize his years of executive leadership to further the cause across the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
The opportunity to join Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is an honor and a calling for him. “The role of CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay provides me an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people while serving our community in a greater capacity,” said Carter. “I believe all young people are a precious gift and deserve to have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential. I am humbled to be selected for this very important role and I look forward to engaging our community, working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay’s team, including the staff and Board, to advocate for and make great things happen for all young people.
As a youth I personally benefited from the Club experience in the development of my social skills, sense of selfworth, purpose, and belonging, in addition to a life-long friendship that I enjoy today. Words alone cannot describe the impact the Boys & Girls Club had on me as a youth.”
The search process was conducted over several months by Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s CEO Search Team, in partnership with a Search Committee led by BGCTB board member Chris Roederer, and other dedicated board members.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has provided an unprecedented service supporting local children, due to the absence of structure that traditional school and summer camps were able to provide, due to COVID-19. On their website https://bgctampa.org/, donors can see all of the ways they can help within their community through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and give back during this difficult time.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
Since 1926, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has been a positive force in the community; enabling young people to become productive, responsible and caring citizens through structured programming, safe learning environments and dedicated staff. With a focus on three core priority outcomes – Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Improving Character & Leadership, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay provides opportunities to build new skills that raise a Club Member’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal, social and academic accomplishments. With multiple Clubs and Middle School sites throughout Hillsborough and Pasco County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay makes futures great for more than 19,000 young people each year.