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Chris-WhiteHouse1Chris Terry Consulting has over 10 years of experience providing consulting services around the country to small business, entrepreneurs, media clients, educational programs, and veteran-owned businesses. We have provided development and training for various start-up businesses, such as effective time management and diversity training as well as conflict resolution training, customer service and retention for non-profit entities. We also provide administrative services for trademark, copyright, patent and publishing registrations, as well as limited liability company set-ups.

I am a Military Veteran having served in the United States Army 545th Military Police unit as well as U.S. Recruiting Command. I was awarded Army achievement and good conduct medals. I am a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy Jesuit with a BS in Criminal Justice. I attended graduate school at the University of Michigan MPA program. I am a former Probation officer with 45B District Court in Oak Park, Michigan and Veteran counselor with U.S. chrisMeetingVeteran administration medical center. As an entrepreneur and trainer, I have been a part of various small business owner initiatives such as Boots to Business Washington DC, Small business administration and Veteran Entrepreneurs program as well as a founding member of the Southeast Michigan Entrepreneurs Association. I was appointed by the City Council of Southfield, Michigan to the Administrative Civil Service Commission. As a Commissioner,  I was responsible for the following:

  • Classify all positions in the classified civil service: fix rates of compensation, make rules and regulations covering all personnel transactions; approve eligibility lists based on merit principles
  • Prepare amend, recommend and administer an insurance plan and a retirement plan for general system employees
  • Serve as a hearing board for settlement of disputes and resolution of grievances

 

As a Trustee on the Southfield Employee Retirement System I was responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for exercising fiduciary responsibility over the $100 million Southfield Employee Retirement System and the $20 million Retiree Health Care Benefits Plan and Trust.
  • Review and approve distributions from the trust account (benefit payments and eligible expenses)
  • Develop policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal law.
  • Selection of Investment Professionals.

I am currently the U.S. Veteran Rep for the District of Columbia Government (DOES) and U.S. Labor Department, as well as small business initiatives with U.S. SBA Veteran programs.

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