TERRY WILLIAMS Chief Executive Officer
Terry Williams has been a resident of New Orleans for over 40 years. Terry is a product of the Terrebonne Parish Public School system where he excelled academically and in sports. He graduated South Terrebonne High school at the top of his class. Thereafter, he went on to college with scholarships to Stanford and Loyola University. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in both accounting and management information systems. He graduated college magna cum laude. In 1987, he passed the Uniform C.P.A exam. Terry gained his corporate experience at United Parcel Service (UPS) for 18 years where he served many logistical roles and finally became the corporation’s controller. While there, he managed a budget in excess of ten billion dollars and managed over 2000 employees. Currently, he is president of Airware Transportation and Logistics, a DBE, SBE, MBE, NMSDC firm, which employs 42 employees. In addition, he is CFO of AVI Insurance Caribbean. He has worked in over 37 airports (domestically and internationally) and has offices throughout the United States.
His firm has managed in excess of 25 billion dollars in capital expenditures. The most recent project is that of program manager for the new International Terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport; a project valued at one billion dollars. In 2013, he received the National Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Award for mastering skills in the aviation industry. His areas of expertise reside in transportation, insurance, logistics, accounting, construction management, project management, and information systems. Terry’s motto is “make it happen and make it fun!” Terry enjoys working out, golfing, and traveling. Terry is a member of the Zulu Mardi Gras Non-Profit Board of Directors, Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club (Zulu Mardi Gras Big Shot 2012), Former Black Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees (Founding Member), NFL Youth Education & Training Advisory Panel, United Houma Indian Tribal Organization (tribal member), Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), American Association of Airport Executives (A.A.A.E.), Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, AICPA, and the NFL Alumni Charitable Committee.