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Terri Giles, Executive Director
As the Executive Director of the Los Angeles based Formosa Foundation, Ms. Giles leads and shapes the strategic vision for growth of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Prior to accepting the position at the Foundation, Terri was the State Campaign Director for Senator John Kerry’s (D-MA) Presidential bid. A native of Hinton, West Virginia, Terri served twelve years as a senior staff member to United States Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) where she focused on economic development and international trade. During the 1992 Presidential election Terri worked for the West Virginia State Democratic Party as a coordinated campaign strategist. As the founding member of the West Virginia chapter of the Japan America Society, she has also participated in international fellowship programs sponsored the U.S.-Japan Foundation, the America Council of Young Political Leaders, and the Japan Center for International Exchange.