Good management requires a collegial atmosphere.


Terry Abrams is a skilled management consultant who works with business and nonprofit clients to build and sustain their organizations.

Areas of expertise:

  • marketing
  • strategic planning
  • organizational development
  • fundraising: capital, major donor & annual campaigns and grant writing
  • retreat facilitation
  • event coordination

Terry brings a breadth of experience with businesses and nonprofit organizations of all sizes on a national, regional and local level. Over her career she has worked in San Francisco for an investment counsel firm, a national advertising agency, and Visa Headquarters in marketing and systems development, taught at a business college in Oakland, co-owned and operated Abrams Thompson Inc. marketing company in Santa Rosa, and served as development director for the Santa Rosa Symphony, prior to operating her management consulting business.

Her professional background as a business owner, consultant, and employee, combined with community involvement as a volunteer and board member, enables her to effectively and objectively work in diverse client environments.

For the past thirty years Terry has served the community on numerous nonprofit boards, committees and councils:

  • KRCB-TV/Radio, Sonoma County
  • EXCEL for Youth Advisory Council, Sonoma State University
  • Sonoma County Museum
  • Santa Rosa Symphony
  • Arts Council of Sonoma County
  • United Way of Sonoma/Mendocino/Lake
  • Leadership Santa Rosa
  • Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni Association
  • Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
  • Piner High School
  • Mark West School

Educational background:

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A.
  • Chamber of Commerce Leadership Santa Rosa
  • Western Business College, San Francisco