Terri DeBoo

Tom Conroy

Terri DeBoo is the owner of Terri DeBoo Ideas@Work. Terri is active in the community, lending her years of marketing, sales and management experience to the many boards and committees she has and does serve in Charlotte.

Terri was named 2007 Charlotte Business Woman of the Year finalist by Queens University and Wachovia Corporation.  In 2010 and 2016, Mecklenburg Times named Terri as one of the “50 Most Influential Women”. Most recently, Terri was highly honored when named The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 2013 “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year.”

Highly networked, Terri uses her talents to connect business, non-profit, and government entities for better relationship and business building opportunities. Terri is credited as the catalyst for business expansion into North Carolina for many companies including IKEA.  A consummate fundraiser, to date Terri has raised over 3 million dollars for the Charlotte region.  Along with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, Terri has served or is serving on the Chamber’s: Legislative Committee, chairs the Workplace Issues Committee, and captains a team for their Capital Campaign. Other service includes: Blumenthal Performing Arts Development Campaign, City of Charlotte Business Advisory Committee, Chairman Charlotte International Cabinet, CharlotteSaves Board of Advisors, Chair of WTVI Friends Board, Rotary Youth Exchange Board District 7680, Rotary of Charlotte Club Membership Chair, Executive Leadership Committee for “Go Red for Women” American Heart Association, and the Leadership Charlotte Marketing Committee, and Board of Directors Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage among others.

Having moved from Chicago in 1999, Terri immediately jumped into the Charlotte volunteer environment while representing All American Roofing, Inc. as the Marketing Director/Community Relations Officer. In 2012 Terri launched Terri DeBoo Ideas@Work, where she serves as a Business Growth Advisor helping companies grow through convergence, integration and connection into the Charlotte Community; building strategies and utilizing Networking, Sales, Business Development, and Customer Service Training.

Terri, husband Mark and son Blaine enjoy travel and seeing the world but, love to come home to Charlotte.

Primary Areas of Interest:

  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Sales

Previous Appointments:

  • Director of Marketing, All American Roofing, Inc
  • Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Director Sales/Marketing, Columbia Sussex Corp.


  • Charlotte Chamber, Board of Directors
  • City of Charlotte, Business Advisory Committee
  • Alliance Credit Counseling Board
  • Hospitality & Tourism Alliance
  • Latin American Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Charlotte, Marketing Committee and Alumni Event Chair
  • Rotary Youth Exchange District 7680 Board
  • Rotary Foundation, Paul Harris Benefactor
  • WTVI Friends, Committee Chair

Courses & Seminars Instructed:

  • Marketing Your Business
  • Networking for Success