Meet | Terra Brusseau
Founder/CEO, The Central Valley Group
Twenty-five years ago, Terra set her sights on a career in public service with a move to the east coast where she began working in Washington, D.C. for the U.S. House of Representatives. While working on Capitol Hill, Terra gained the firsthand experience, in political fundraising, crafting the right message, and communicating difficult, but needed information to a host of constituency groups. Her tenacity and gift of connecting with people served her well in D.C. and beyond.
Upon returning the San Joaquin Valley, Terra has utilized her vast experience as a connector to help elect several key local, state, federal officials, and to raise millions for area charities.
Navigating the local political landscape is something Terra excels at particularly when it helps local companies through the unneeded and ugly red tape that slows progress. Terra takes great pride in her level of professionalism and can-do attitude. Results matter to her.
Terra was appointed by Mayor Lee Brand to serve as a commissioner of the Fresno City & County Housing Authority, and serves on the Marjaree Mason Center Volunteer Board, and the San Joaquin Political Academy Board of Directors. She has served on the Alumni Board for the University of the Pacific and participated in the Man and Woman of the Year Campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Terra is a mother of three active children and loves volunteering at their schools and on their sport teams, and on the weekends, you can usually catch her participating in her favorite pastime – on the sidelines cheering on her children!