Terry Jones joined The Smith Center for the Performing Arts as the VP for Development in December 2009 where he is responsible for managing the completion of the capital campaign and establishing an annual giving program. He plans, implements and evaluates all development strategies and initiatives. In addition, he is the senior staff person assigned to the Board of Directors, Development and Governance/Nominating Committees. Previously, Terry spent ten years as vice president of development for the Orange County Performing Arts Center where his duties included directing the capital campaign for the Center's new concert hall. In 2007, he started his consulting business with clients including Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Chapman University, and Laguna College of Art and Design. Terry's development career has included service as vice president of development at Pitzer College and director of the first capital campaign at the University of California, Irvine. Earlier, Terry served as vice-chancellor for advancement at University of California, Santa Cruz, director of development at the University of Denver, and director of annual giving at Tulane University.
Terry earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Master of Arts in Radio, Television and Film Production from the University of Michigan. He enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with his family, including his two grandchildren.