Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Greater Williamsburg Business Council
Started working at the Alliance in 2018
Terry Banez brings over 25 years of business leadership experience to the organization. Prior to GWCTA, Banez worked as Director Trade Strategy & Operations for Newell Brands (Yankee Candle Company Division) leading over $300 million in business. Terry served as the Director of Sales and Operations for the Yankee Candle Company and was the opening General Manager for their Flagship store on Richmond Road in Williamsburg.
Terry has a strong background of regional community involvement including serving on the Board for the United Way of Greater Williamsburg, the Board and Executive Committee for the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, Avalon Women’s Shelter, Wounded Warriors Project, Habitat for Humanity and many other community organizations. Terry is a native of Williamsburg and a graduate of Lafayette High School. Her family has lived in the area for over 100 years and this fuels her passion for the area to prosper.