Jeff Terry

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability at GAF Materials Corp.

Jeff Terry is the global head of corporate social responsibility at Amway Corporation. Jeff’s primary responsibility is to develop and guide the implementation of the company’s enterprise-wide Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, aligning the organization's capacity to effectively implement its social investment and innovation efforts around nutrition, entrepreneurialism and overall stakeholder and community engagement. Jeff joined Amway in May 2011.

His career in corporate social responsibility spans more than 18 years. Prior to joining Amway, Terry served as Director, Associate and Community Engagement for Sears Holdings Corporation. He developed the company wide community engagement strategy including redevelopment of the company Foundation, virtual giving initiatives and policies, volunteerism for 300,000 employees, and nonprofit partnership planning and negotiations.

Prior to Sears Holdings, he served as Population Services International’s (PSI) Director of Corporate Marketing where he developed and directed the global re-branding efforts of PSI. He also managed the development of campaigns focused on child survival, maternal and child health, and the prevention of AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

Terry also worked at Cone Communications and Whirlpool Corporation. At Cone, he was Vice President, providing strategic counsel and direction to Fortune 500 clients on business strategy related to social and philanthropic investments, corporate responsibility, brand marketing and corporate reputation.

At Whirlpool, he was the Director of Corporate Commitments and Strategic Relationships, developing relationships with global nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, creating the global CSR department and developing the corporate responsibility and integrated communications strategies.

Terry has spoken at conferences on topics including corporate citizenship, corporate-community relations and involvement, cause branding, environmental sustainability and marketing. He has authored numerous publications and lectured at the University of Notre Dame, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, Clemson University, Boston University and Georgetown University.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in economics and a Master of Science in applied economics from Clemson University.

Terry was a breakout session speaker for the 'Stopping World Hunger through Food Security' session at the 2014 Corporate Citizenship Conference

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