State of the Science Conference on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Blind or VIsually Impaired. April 9th through 10th, 2014.

Terry C. Smith

Terry Smith, a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a proud Volunteer fan, is the former Director of Tennessee Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired where he served for 28+ years and built what many would argue is the best business enterprises program for the blind in the country. Since retiring in 2011, Terry has led the National Federation of the Blind’s Entrepreneurs Initiative which has emerged as a national leader in the Randolph-Sheppard field. He also contracts with individual states and works as a subject matter expert through the TACE’s to provide technical assistance to state business enterprises programs. He currently serves as the Randolph-Sheppard subject matter expert on the Mississippi State University grant. Terry and his lovely wife Kerry have been married for 34 years and they have two grown children – one in the entertainment business in Los Angeles and the other an Orientation & Mobility Specialist at the VA Hospital in Tucson.