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Dorothy A. Terrell

Dorothy A. Terrell, American investment company executive. Named one of Top 50 Women Line Managers, Executive Female magazine, 20 Women of Power and Influence in Corporation America award, Black Enterprise magazine; recipient Top Ten Business Marketer award, Business Marketing magazine, Distinguished Alumni award Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Background

  • Terrell, Dorothy A. was born on June 12, 1945 in Hallandale, Florida, United States. Daughter of Charles Walter and Pearlie Weeks Terrell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English cum laude, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, 1966.

    Career

    • Counselor Job Corps, 1966—1967. From counselor to assistant director Opportunities Industrial Corporation, 1967—1973. Joined Massachusetts Office for Children, 1973, associate director, 1975—1976.

      Training manager Digital Equipment Corporation, 1976—1978, plant human relations manager Westminster, Massachusetts, 1978—1980, group human relations manager, systems manufacturing, 1980—1983, group manager engring and manufacturing, 1983—1984, plant manager Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1984—1987, group manager interconnect, packaging, 1987—1991. President SunExpress, Inc., corporation officer Sun Microsystems, 1991—1997. Senior vice president worldwide sales, president platform & services group NMS Communications Corporation, 1998—2002.

      Venture partner First Light Capital, since 2003. President, Chief Executive Officer Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, 2005—2007. Board directors Authorize.net, Sears Roebuck Company, 1995—2005, General Mills, Inc., since 1994, Herman Miller, Inc., since 1997, Lightbridge, since 2003.

    Membership

    Board directors National Housing Partnership Foundation, Massachusetts Software and Internet Council, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dimock Community Health Center. Member Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Trustee Partners HealthCare Systems, Inc.

    Member of Committee 200.

    Connections

    • Married Albert Brown.
    • father: Charles Walter
    • mother: Pearlie Weeks Terrell
    • spouse: Albert Brown
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    Born June 12, 1945
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    • 1966 - 1967
      Counsel, or Job Corps
    • 1967 - 1973
      from counsel, or to assistant director Opportunities Industrial Corporation
    • 1978 - 1980
      training manager, Digital Equipment Corporation
      Massachusetts, United States
    • 1991 - 1997
      president, SunExpress
    • 1998 - 2002
      senior, platform & services group NMS Communications Corporation
    • 1998 - 2002
      president, platform & services group NMS Communications Corporation
    • 2003
      venture partner, First Light Capital
    • 2005 - 2007
      president, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
    • 2005 - 2007
      Chief Executive Officer, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
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