SBI Management Services. Terry Onustack, CMP, Director of Events. 2015.

Past
Terry joined SBI in 2014 with extensive experience in communications, event management, marketing and community relations. He spent 14 years at the nation’s largest consumer bank, working directly with the company’s top executives to carry out their strategic internal communications plans. During his time at Washington Mutual, Terry served as a corporate spokesperson, created the corporate meetings department, sat on the acquisitions and crisis communications teams and organized and executed the company’s large leadership conference.

Terry later spent five years as the meetings and education manager for the International Association for the Study of Pain, where he organized and executed three record-setting World Congress on Pain events. These international conferences brought in approximately $2.5 million in profits and reached as many as 7,800 doctors, professors and other pain researchers (2012 in Milan, Italy).

After demonstrating his experience and education in the meetings field and passing a rigorous exam, Terry achieved the Certified Meeting Professional accreditation in 2003.

Present
With many years of experience and extensive knowledge of the meetings profession, Terry serves as an important resource to the entire company in the area of meetings and events. He oversees large conferences and events for several of our clients, including the Coastal and Estaurine Research Federation, the Association of Library and Information Science Education and the Washington Association of Public Record Officers.

Future
Terry’s immediate goal is to continue efforts to inspire best practices in meetings and events at SBI in order to help associations use their meetings and events to successfully build brand, culture and loyalty among their constituencies.

A Little Something Extra
Terry grew up Shoreline, WA and is one of the five people in Seattle who do not drink coffee (okay, maybe there are a few more than five). He is an active member of the Puget Sound Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, where he served on the board for four years. He also is president of his homeowners’ association. He enjoys traveling, Seahawks football, playing cards and spending time with his four grand-nieces and grand-nephews.