Terri Golas is a native Houstonian whose background includes 25 years in branding, strategic marketing and business development for some of the world’s best companies. She was director of worldwide marketing and strategic planning for Compaq, director of brand management at BMC Software, and manager of advertising and marketing programs for MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she led development of the award-winning “Making Cancer History®” campaign. Ms. Golas now applies the skills and experience gained from her corporate experience to helping arts organizations and nonprofits achieve the business success necessary to fulfill their missions. She was executive director / general manager of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra for six seasons, and is now a management/marketing consultant and adjunct professor in the University of Houston M.A. Program in arts leadership. She is on the board of directors of Dance Source Houston, advisory boards of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Arts+Culture Magazine, and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Ms. Golas holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Houston and an MBA from University of St. Thomas.