Angela J. Terry

Cues and Views

Transformative people and culture leader Angela Terry, in brief.

October 10, 2022
2 Minutes
Angela J. Terry

Home: Sacramento, CA.  Age: Like a fine wine.  Profession: Human resources.  Organization: Kelly-Moore Paint Company, A Flacks Group Company.  Title: Vice President, Human Resources. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers.  Alma mater: Pepperdine University (MBA); Sonoma State University (B.S.).

Recent professional development: Joined Chief, “a private network built to drive more women into positions of power and keep them there.”  Latest contribution to others: Co-run Non-Profit Dog Rescue, West Coast Boxer Rescue.  Hobbies: Scuba diving.  Recent travel or adventure: Scuba diving with tiger sharks in Fiji (and loved it!).  

Personality profile: Ambitious, generous, funny, resilient.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Loyal.  Moral compass: Kindness rules.  How do you define a perfect friendship? No matter how much time passes, you can pick up right where you left off. Plus wine - lots and lots of wine!  What is your greatest joy? My dogs, Hudson, Beckham and Fergie.  What word or phrase do you use far too often? “Sweet” or “Cool Beans”.  What is at the top of your bucket list? Nothing.  Once I add something, I go do it.  Life is too short not to.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Salt water.  The ocean is my happy place.

What was your first paying job? Cashier at PetsMart.  What movie have you repeatedly watched? Bridesmaids.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Sharks and dogs – photos I have taken personally.  Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? My Grandma.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Your worth is based on who you are, NOT on what you do.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Google Maps.  I would get lost going home without it.

What mega-trend most excites you? Equity and equality movements.  What mega-trend most concerns you? Climate change.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life?

I Can Explain.  

As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A nurse or a teacher.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My scuba gear.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Scuba diving, then time with my dogs.  What advice would you give your younger self? Just breathe.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? Any and every time I cut my hair short.  

Personal motto: I work hard, I play hard and I’ll sleep tomorrow.  Favorite quote: “And sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together” (Marilyn Monroe).

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