Terry Minger is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of The Piton Foundation in Denver, Colorado. Prior to his appointment as Piton's CEO, he served as Chairman of the Piton Foundation Board. In that capacity, he built a strategic link between business and the Foundation's community investment objectives, facilitating successful outcomes for Colorado's struggling children and families. Minger enlisted the broader business community, political leaders, and public institutions in the foundation's initiative through the Denver-Aurora "Children's Corridor."
Prior to his work at Piton, Terry served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Resource Management (CRM). The CRM is a Colorado-Utah based nonprofit that, since its founding in 1981 by Robert Redford, has been dedicated to environmental problem solving and bringing together parties with divergent, often conflicting, interests to find common ground and to reach sustainable solutions.
Minger's interests and career span the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. He has served as a business, environmental, and community advisor to many notable corporations, foundations, and governments. He is founder and honorary chairman of the 40-year-old Vail Symposium and the cofounder of Western Rendezvous. He has served on many nonprofit, education, and environmental/sustainability boards, and is currently a member of Colorado Concern. Minger also serves on the board of directors for Denver City and County Department of Human Services, Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting, and the National Civic League. Minger is an author, and a frequent writer and a speaker on children and families, education, green business, sustainable communities, health and wellness, and global environmental and resource management issues.
Minger received a BA in History and Economics from Baker University, an MPA from the University of Kansas, and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He was an Urban Executive Fellow, Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Stanford University. Minger received the 1999 Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation Award for his lifelong environmental contributions to the Rocky Mountain West. He also received one of the first Solstice Sacred Mountain, Sacred Earth Gold Medals in 2005 for his lifetime of service to the environment.
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