About Terry

Terry is a businessman and attorney who loves University City and sees its great potential.  Seeking smart economic solutions and open lines of communication, Terry believes University City is already one of the most vital and diverse communities in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Born in Farber, Mo., a town of approximately 400 people north of St. Louis, Terry grew up attending public schools as well as the local Presbyterian church.  The son of a brick plant worker and homemaker, Terry learned from his parents the value of education, hard work and giving back.

Terry brings an extensive legal and financial background to University City’s city council.  He has previously served as:

President and CEO of the Edward Jones Trust Company, an entity that he created and grew for Edward Jones and became a general partner of the firm.  As a general partner, Terry also became responsible for the financial planning department of Edward Jones, giving lectures to financial advisors, management and clients throughout the United States.

As CEO of the Guaranty Trust Company of Missouri, a privately held trust company in Clayton, MO that offers personal trust and investment management services to businesses and individuals.

And as a lawyer in the Jefferson City firm of Brydon, Swearengen and England.

Currently, Terry is an owner of several Great Clips hair salons.  He is also a partner in the Crow
Takacs law firm.

A lifelong volunteer, Terry is the recipient of the prestigious Michael Edlin Award from Doorways, a nonprofit that offers supportive housing for people with HIV/Aids.  He served on the Doorways board of directors for 10 years, five of which as chair.  Terry currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fun.

Terry has completed business coursework at Harvard University, Claremont College and the London Business School.  He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a bachelor’s in accounting from Westminster College.  He is licensed to practice law in Missouri.