Egger spent more than three decades in the news business as a publisher, advertising executive and marketing director, and most recently served as principal of CZ Advisors, a Cleveland-based consulting firm. He served as the President and CEO of the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee, Inc., where he helped lead the successful effort to secure Cleveland’s bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Egger spent eight years leading the parent company of The Plain-Dealer in Cleveland, and before that served for 10 years in a similar capacity at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was also a newspaper executive in Tucson, Arizona.
In 2013, Egger retired as Chairman of The Plain Dealer Publishing Co. where he was responsible for the overall policy, operation and direction of Ohio’s largest newspaper. He joined that newspaper in May 2006 and served as its President, Publisher and CEO.
Prior to The Plain Dealer, he served as the President and Publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which he joined in 1996. In St. Louis, he was responsible for all operations, including the Post-Dispatch newspaper, STLtoday.com, STL Distribution LLC and Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis.
Earlier in his career, Egger was Vice President of Advertising for Tucson Newspapers in Tucson, Arizona. He also worked as Marketing Services Manager and later Advertising Director for Copley Los Angeles Newspapers. He began his newspaper career at a small bi-weekly newspaper in Southern California. Prior to newspapers, he taught college communications courses in California.
Egger serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Medical Mutual of Ohio and the Board of Directors of FutureFuel (NYSE: FF). He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is a Life Director of the Board for United Way of Greater Cleveland and served as Chairman of United Way’s Board from 2010-2012. Terry served on the Executive Committee for the Greater Cleveland Partnership and was Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for the 2013 National Senior Games. He also served on the Board of the Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Museum of Art.
Terry is a native of Rock Island, Illinois. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a Master’s degree in Speech Communication from San Diego State University.
He and his wife, Renuka, have three children: Anthony, Ali and Danny.
Session at 10:15am
October 6, 2016
Crowne Plaza, Natick MA