Terry Scott For Benicia City Council about terry
I’ve been a Benician since 2013. I’ve been married to my wife Randi, a forensic archeologist, for 43 years. We have three grown sons and two grandkids.
I know business. How to deal with real-time adversity. How to set a goal and then achieve it. I have owned a number of businesses including a highly successful restaurant with my sons. I have owned a top 100 Advertising Agency, published a magazine in South Florida and served as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Creative Services for Hasbro, Inc. where I managed over 700 employees with a $1.7 billion dollar budget. I continue to provide futurist services to the National Endowment for the Arts and The US Economic Development Administration.
I have been very active in our community. I served five years — three terms as Chair of the Benicia Arts and Culture Commission and chair the Public Art Committee. I served as a member of Benicia Film Festival, as a member of Benicia Arts Now, Benicia Strong, and I’m involved in a long list of other local groups.
In my role as Chair of the Benicia Arts and Culture Commission and Chair of the Public Art Committee, I believe I have shown how to “make things happen”; to value the arts community and show the relationship between economic prosperity and an active arts community.
I have worked on a number of projects that have opened the The Majestic Theatre for a series of fund raising events. I intend to find more opportunities to work with the owner on additional events in the future.
There has been a rapid expansion of Public Art in many places including the celebrated Neptune’s Daughter Sculpture, Tula Sister City Mural, Signal Box Art and Decorated Benches. In addition, The Arts and Culture Commission has formed an art alliance with the Benicia Unified School District for student art murals, sponsored a delightful Golden Gate Symphony and Orchestra and Chorus concert (including its Benicia chapter) last year and more community events.
I retired in 2013 from Hasbro, Inc. where I managed a global group of more than 700 people with a total annual operating budget of almost $1.7 billion. I founded and served as Executive Producer of Hasbro’s video production facility–Cake Mix Studios.
Prior to Hasbro, Randi and I operated Scott Advertising, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. Scott Advertising was named by Advertising Age as one of the top 100 boutique agencies in the U.S.
Since retirement from Hasbro, I’ve written papers on such topics as The Future of Museums and the Impact of the Silver Tsunami and the Millennial Migration.
I sit on a number of local and national boards including the International Toy Museum in development in Oakland.
I earned a B.S. Degree in Journalism from Kent State University. I then returned to college as an adult to attend executive studies at Dartmouth–Tuck School of Business.
If you would like to volunteer, email me directly at Terryscottforbenicia@gmail. com