Terri Barreiro brings more than two decades of leadership experience in nonprofit and community organizations to her work as an executive in residence at the Center for Integrative Leadership (CIL). During her residency from July 2009 through June 2010, Barreiro will share her knowledge and experience with the University community and promote the CIL’s mission. As a CIL executive in residence, she will teach courses, participate in philanthropy-focused community partnerships, and write case studies on philanthropy, nonprofit leadership, and social entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs.
As director of the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship, Barreiro leads teaching, research, and service initiatives designed to help Saint John’s University and College of Saint Benedict students understand the role of business and social entrepreneurs in community development. She also engages alumni volunteers as student advisers, classroom speakers, and event leaders. Prior to this, she served on the senior leadership team of the Minneapolis and Greater Twin Cities United Way for more than 20 years, was manager of corporate giving and a foundation program officer at Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target Corporation), and was executive director at Enablers, a Minneapolis-based program providing grants, training, and research on youth services. She is a co-author of EduCase: Clemens Perk, a multi-media study of a student-started venture.
Actively involved in community organizations, Barreiro serves on the boards of the Cargill Foundation, Minnesota Campus Compact, and the Center for Non-profit Excellence and Social Innovation in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Previously, she served on varied nonprofit, government, and community boards, including Way to Grow, Minnesota Action for Children, and United Way of America National Professional Advisory Committee.
Barreiro is a University of Minnesota graduate, with undergraduate degrees in psychology and Spanish and an MBA degree from the Carlson School of Management. She attended the program for executives in management at Carnegie Mellon University under a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship.
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