Bentina Terry (Pensacola)

Bentina Terry

Bentina Terry is vice president for customer service and sales at Gulf Power, her latest key leadership position in the utility industry.

Previously, she was the Pensacola-based company’s vice president of external affairs and corporate services, with responsibility for regulatory affairs, governmental relations, environmental affairs, economic development and corporate communications.

In addition, she oversaw the company’s ethics and compliance efforts as well as the security, safety and health, labor relations, facilities and real estate organizations and nuclear development efforts.

Outside of Gulf Power, Mrs. Terry serves on several boards, including American Association of Blacks in Energy, Florida Chamber Foundation, Leadership Florida, SunTrust Bank - Northwest Florida, University of West Florida, Florida Electric Power Coordinating Group, Community Maritime Park Association for the City of Pensacola, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and Autism Pensacola.

Prior to joining Gulf Power in 2007, Mrs. Terry held top management positions at Southern Nuclear Operating Co. and Georgia Power, which are all subsidiaries of the Southern Company of Atlanta.

The University of Michigan Law School graduate served as associate general counsel for Progress Energy in Raleigh, N.C., from 1998 to 2001. After graduating from law school in 1994, she clerked for a North Carolina Supreme Court justice and then practiced law in Atlanta. Mrs. Terry is a member of the North Carolina and Georgia state bars.

A native of Fayetteville, N.C., she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from North Carolina State University.

In 2008, she was selected as one of the Pensacola News Journal’s “12 Young Professionals Under 40,” and from 2009-2012 was on INweekly Media’s Power List, which recognizes the 50 most influential people in the Pensacola Bay area.

She and her husband, Antonio Terry, a senior engineer at Gulf Power and fellow Wolfpack alum, live in Pensacola. Her hobbies include golf, reading and traveling.

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