As a young woman, Teri experienced the downturn of the logging industry and shut down of several mines, which had a personal impact on her family. As a single mom, Teri put herself through college while working full time. She earned both her Bachelors and Masters from Northern Arizona University. She also has a graduate credential from Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Growing up in a hardworking blue collar family, she is proud of the fact that she is a first generation college graduate. Today she is the grandmother of four.
Teri’s 25 years of public policy experience includes being a small business person, serving as a policy analyst for local, state, and federal elected officials and advocating on behalf of free market and business issues for both small and large businesses. She’s been a champion of a healthy economy that encourages business growth and expansion.
Teri Grier has spent much of the last 25 years working with local, non-profit, county, state and federal officials to enhance business development, encourage jobs, protect and engage in economic growth and development.
She began her public policy experience in the Arizona House of Representatives in 1992, where she served as lead staff for the Economic Development, International Trade and Tourism Committee.
In 1996, then State Senator Jan Brewer, was elected to serve as a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Teri joined the newly elected county supervisor as the county’s government affairs manager. During this time, the most pressing issues included rural health care and reformulating the contribution formula for Medicaid (ALTCS) between the state and counties
In 2001, Teri accepted a Chamber of Commerce position, advocating on behalf of over 1,000 businesses. She championed legislation and policies to expand opportunities in rural communities.
From 2003 to 2011, Grier worked in Washington DC. as a congressional district director and office manager. Major issues included Veterans services, natural resources including forest health and rural economic development.
After her tenure on the Hill, Teri worked as the Director of Strategic Alliances and War Room Services for DCI Group, an issues advocacy firm. She worked on state, federal and international public policy issues. Focus areas included: healthcare, telecommunications, natural resources, financial management, military affairs, education, and international trade.
In 2010, Teri was accepted into Georgetown University’s, Institute for Transformational Leadership, where she completed a year-long program focusing on Executive Leadership Coaching. After completing the program, Teri started her own company, Dynamic Coaching and Consulting, and has spent the last six years coaching elected officials, executives, mid-level managers, and college students entering the job market.
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