Project Description

Terri Badour is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross of Georgia, one of the strongest regions within the American Red Cross nationwide network, leading the country in mission-related service delivery and volunteer engagement. She leads 9 chapter groups statewide comprising over 70 employees, 4,500 volunteers and 25 locations.  Terri joined the Red Cross in 1986 and has held various leadership positions across the organization. She became the Chief Executive Officer of Georgia’s Red Cross in August 2011.


A graduate of Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2001, Terri is passionate about community volunteerism.  She currently lends her leadership support to several non-profit and civic organizations including:


  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Board of Advisors
  • Rotary Club of Atlanta, Member and New Member Engagement Chair


Terri has also previously served as a board member for the following organizations:


  • Anti-Prejudice Consortium
  • Atlanta Children’s Shelter
  • Atlanta Speech School
  • Atlanta Women’s Alliance
  • Austin Elementary Eagle Foundation
  • Buckhead Christian Ministry
  • Downtown Atlanta Senior Services
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
  • Junior League of Atlanta, 2012-2014 Community Advisory Board Chair; 2001-2002 President
  • Trees Atlanta
  • Woodruff Arts Center, Honorary Trustee


In addition, Terri has been involved with the United Way of Greater Atlanta as a Speaker’s Bureau and Community Investments volunteer. She also served on their Women’s Legacy Leadership Council and has been their Executive Sponsor of WINGS: Women’s Initiative Next Generation.


A golf enthusiast, Terri founded the Atlanta Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) and served as its first President and first Sectional Director for Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.  She also served as a member of the EWGA Southeast Regional Advisory Board and on the fundraising committee for the national EWGA Foundation.


Terri was inducted into the 2012 YWCA of Atlanta Academy of Women Achievers in recognition of her professional and civic endeavors. She received the Junior League of Atlanta’s Isoline Campbell Founder’s Award and was named the Most Outstanding Alumna in the Southeast Area by Delta Zeta Sorority in 2012.


Terri, a Michigan native, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University and a Master of Science degree from Florida State University. She lives with her family in Dunwoody, Georgia, and is active at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.