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Kay Adell Terry, American marketing executive. cost per click, CIPC. Named 16th Fastest Growing Company in Washington State, 1999, 2000; recipient Best Company to Work for award, Washington Chief Executive Officer magazine, 1996—2000; fellow, Seattle Pacific University, 1989.


Terry, Kay Adell was born on July 11, 1939 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Langdon Alcott and Emma Francis (Meyer) Howard.


Office manager Merck Sharp & Dohme, Portland, 1959—1963. Assistant director admissions Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, 1963-1966. Owner United Personnel Service, 1966-1986.

President, Chief Executive Officer Ram Force Companies, 1986-1991. President Northwest region Robert Half International, 1991-1993. President, Chief Executive Officer Terry & Associates, since 1993.

Chief Executive Officer Key Staff, LLC, 1996—2003. Board directors Ram Force Companies, Seattle Accounting Force, Inc., Office Force, Inc., Data Force, Inc.


  • Cost per click, CIPC.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Volunteer Special Olympics, Seattle. Member of National Technology Services Association, Washington Software Association, National Staffing Personnel Services Association (vice-chairman 1993), National Association Accountants (board directors 1985-1987, Member Achievement award 1987, Distinguished Service award 1987), Women Business Owners, Columbia Tower Club, Desert Falls Country Club, Washington Athletic Club.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, tennis, swimming, golf.


Married Frank F. Terry, August 31, 1963 (divorced March 1988). 1 child Kimberly Sue.

Langdon Alcott Howard

Emma Francis (Meyer) Howard

Frank F. Terry

Kimberly Sue Terry