Mr. Terry Spain is the Chief Executive Officer of Terry Spain Consulting, LLC which specializes in diversity and leadership training along with motivational speaking and team building. Before retiring from the US Navy after 21 years, Terry served as an Instructor for the Senior Leadership Development Branch at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) located in Patrick AFB, Florida. He has trained members of the federal government, the White House, Camp David, and the Naval Academy.
Throughout his time at DEOMI, Terry has obtained a host of credentials to include Organizational Management, Department of Defense Certified Mediator, Certified Small Group Facilitator, Diversity Trainer, Command Climate Specialist, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor, Certified Workshop Facilitator, and Certified Facilitator Evaluator/Trainer.
As a pillar in the community, he is an active member and serves as the Veterans Committee Chairman for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Central Brevard Branch in Florida. In 2014, Terry received the NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award.
Terry serves as a member of the Brevard County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council committee and an advisor for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation.
Additionally, his volunteering services include being a mentor and teaching a Life Skills course at the Brevard Regional Juvenile Center in Cocoa, Florida, and continuing his volunteer service as a mentor and trainer for the INROADS program and a Volunteer Child Advocate for the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program.
Mr. Spain received his Bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey, and obtained his Certificate of Mastery in Diversity & Inclusion from The Institute for Federal Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion from Georgetown University. Terry is an author and has written a book titled “Just Lead”. The experiences he has attained throughout his personal and professional career has allowed him to gain in-depth knowledge relating to diversity and leadership.