Prior to joining Heritage in October 2007, Terry had a distinguished career as a diplomat and public servant. In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed him as an ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Before that, he served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Global Issues.
Overseas, Terry has served in Italy, France, Barbados and New Zealand, including as head of the U.S. observer mission to the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO). He also headed the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development in 2004 and was the lead negotiator for the Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development.
Terry did both his undergraduate studies in government and his graduate studies in economics at the University of Texas in Austin. He is married to former opera singer Deborah Miller. They have three children.
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