Fall 2017: Terry Tucker

Terry Tucker

Current position

Chief Strategy Officer, City of Refuge

Community Involvement

  • Board of Director, Duke University Fuqua School of Business
  • Board of Director, Duke University School of Law
  • Board of Director, Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Director, American Association of Gifted Children
  • Board of Director, Arete Scholars
  • Board of Director, United Way Young Professionals
  • Adjunct Professor, Duke University School of Law

Terry’s Story

“True transformation doesn’t happen accidentally.  City of Refuge’s approach to changing lives and communities is purposely designed to have lasting impact.”  — Terry Tucker.

As Chief Strategy Officer for City of Refuge, Terry manages all aspects of Development, Marketing & External Relations, Technology and Organizational Strategy.  He is the liaison to all City of Refuge affiliates looking to replicate our success.  He also serves as CEO of 508 Software, a technology company that develops various solutions regarding data recovery, warehousing and management.

Terry earned his B.A. degree with honors from Troy University and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He later earned a J.D. degree from Duke University’s School of Law.  His career includes stints with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and the law firm of Troutman Sanders. Before joining City of Refuge, Terry served in senior leadership roles in local and statewide nonprofits, including the Executive Director for The Sullivan Center, which focused on poverty prevention and assisting families to reach self-sufficiency.

Terry has spoken nationally on issues regarding social mobility, poverty prevention and social entrepreneurship. Mr. Tucker has also served as an Ad-Hoc professor at Duke University’s School of Law and on several advisory boards, including Arete Scholars, Duke University, The American Association of Gifted Children and The United Way Young Professionals.

Terry and his three sons live in Peachtree Corners. They actively attend both Buckhead Church and The Mission Church at City of Refuge.

3340 Peachtree Rd.
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA 30326