Terry Wills: President, Wills Communications
Terry Wills, president of Wills Communications, Inc., is an award-winning marketing communications professional with more years experience than she will ever admit to. Prior to establishing Wills Communications in 1991, Terry served as senior vice president of the Corporate and Consumer Marketing Division of the largest public relations company in the western United States, Rogers & Cowan, Inc. (a Shandwick Company). At R&C, she developed and managed programs for a variety of clients, including General Motors (Oldsmobile), RJ Reynolds, Giorgio Armani/Emporio Armani, Hilton Hotels Corporation’s Gaming Division, The United States Postal Service, Hyatt Hotels, and Sebastian International, among others.
Before that, Terry served as vice president of the Corporate Division of Mahoney Communications (now a division of Burson-Marsteller), where she developed and directed national campaigns for such clients as AT&T, the City of Palm Springs, Centinela Hospital Medical Center/The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton Gaming. She was also responsible for promoting a number of special events ranging from international hotel openings to celebrity and professional golf tournaments, championship boxing, cycling exhibitions and auto racing.
Under Terry’s leadership, Wills Communications is one of the most respected agencies in the United States and has captured national attention for its efforts on behalf of such clients as Hyatt Hotels Corporation/Hyatt Resorts, Warner Bros., Universal’s Jurassic Park Institute, Boston Market, IHOP Corp., American Golf Corporation, the United States Postal Service, Pacific Theatres, Iwerks Entertainment, IMAX Corporation, Diedrich Coffee, the Stratosphere Corporation in Las Vegas, Madame Tussauds/The Tussauds Group, José Eber Salons, The City of Newport Beach, LandGrant Development/The Las Americas Port of Entry Project, Mandalay Entertainment and a variety of others in the gaming, retail, not-for-profit, destination, automotive, affluent lifestyles, general business and sports industries.
A member of the Public Relations Society of America, Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism/Public Relations and Communication Arts & Sciences from the University of Southern California. She began her career with Hilton Hotels Corporation and has served as General Manager of the Beverly Hills Visitor Bureau. There she directed the city's destination marketing program and developed the city’s "75th Diamond Jubilee" Anniversary program.
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Chrisse Wadell: Strategic Partner, Las Vegas
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