RUTHERFORD Cable 8thPresident (2016-17)
Veronica Terrell is an honors graduate from Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science. She was one of the few women who decided to major in a technology field. At that time, technology and engineering fields were on the rise and offered great futures but few women accepted the call. She excelled in this area, obtained an internship with a great company and had a job waiting upon graduation. After more than 30 years, Veronica is still working in the technology field. She is a senior manager in the Information Technology Services department at Deloitte. She has been there for over 20 years and has served in several roles throughout her tenure. Currently, Veronica is a senior manager in the Engagement Management Center of Excellence (COE). In this role, Veronica leads teams to build, enhance, and maintain software applications used by more than 35,000 consumers. Because her team members are located in the U.S., India, and Argentina, she has gained a vast understanding of how to successfully lead multi-location, multi-cultural teams. This experience has led her to build an award-winning team that continues to perform and deliver exceptional products and services on time and under budget.
In addition to her extraordinary management skills, Veronica has a servant’s heart. This can be seen internally through her work at Deloitte and externally through her work within the wider community. At Deloitte, Veronica founded the EMPOWER STEM program for local high schools. This program partners Deloitte with schools to provide students, especially girls, the opportunity to gain an insider’s view of various STEM careers, the education required for these careers, and potential salary ranges while encouraging them to consider these opportunities. She also serves as a volunteer for annual Deloitte events, such as the Mother’s Day Store at Warner Elementary School and Impact Day at the Veterans Hospital in Rutherford County. In addition, Veronica focuses efforts at home in Rutherford County, serving on the boards of Junior Achievement of Rutherford County, Doors of Hope and Rutherford Cable. She is also a member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, Mt Zion Baptist Church Volunteer Event Planning Team, Rutherford County Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Rutherford Cable President’s Advisory Council and chairs the new Diversity & Inclusion Committee within Rutherford Cable. In 2015, Veronica was chosen as the first African American president of Rutherford Cable. She truly treasured the opportunity to serve and make a difference in this role.
Veronica received RUTHERFORD Cable’s Spirit of Leadership Award in 2014, was recognized as one of Murfreesboro Magazine’s Women in Business in 2017 and a Rutherford Cable 2018 Athena Nominee. She was also selected to participate in various leadership programs including Transit Leadership Academy, Citizens Leadership Academy, Leadership Middle Tennessee and is part of the current Leadership Rutherford class.
Veronica truly enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is married to Clifford Terrell. They have been married for almost 12 years and reside in beautiful Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She lives her life always remembering the following quote from Sheryl Sandberg, “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence”.