Terri Dean


Terri is the EPA Region 3 Chief of Staff. She enjoyed a successful career at Verizon before retiring as the Senior Vice President of Global Communications. Over the course of her career, she held positions of increasing responsibility leading large organizations while acquiring expertise in finance, marketing, sales, customer service operations, philanthropy, corporate communications, and process/quality management. Her accomplishments as a leader and mentor at Verizon earned her the distinction of having a business case written about her by the prestigious Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Terri is a past member of the Executive Leadership Council, an invitation-only organization of the most senior African American executives in corporate America. She served as the Chair of the Presidential Search Committee and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University, is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Chatham University, and previously chaired the Board of Visitors of the Divinity School at Duke University. Terri also served as the inaugural Chair of the School of Business Advisory Council at Norfolk State University where she conceived the need for and oversaw the development of a business ethics curriculum. She presently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Whine & Cheese, Inc.

Terri, a graduate of Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, credits Rachel Carson, its most notable alumna, with sparking her support of and love for protecting our environment. She is the mother of two accomplished daughters and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.