Terri R. Cutright is the President of Terri Reed Cutright & Associates (TRC). TRC has been established since 2008 and is a management and marketing company located in Morgantown, West Virginia. The company specializes in:
- Evaluation and other specific topic studies,
- project management,
- strategic planning facilitation,
- grant development,
- community & downtown revitalization,
- special events,
- farmers’ market,
- historic preservation and tourism expertise,
- fundraising counsel and economic development.
In January 2015, Terri began to work full-time in her company. She has secured over 18M in Grant funding for clients and counting. Recent and current clients include: Morgantown Area Partnership, AECOM/Garrett County MD, Charleston Area Alliance, Arts Monongahela, City of Morgantown, Michael Baker International, PACE, Girls on the Run WVNC, Empty Bowls Monongalia, Operation Welcome Home, Sutton Community Development, Pennsylvania Downtown Center, The City of Bluefield and the Economic Development Authorities for Monongalia, Preston and Barbour WV Counties. Other clients and projects can be found here.
In December 2015, TRC received certification as a Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Business (DBE) by the West Virginia Department of Transportation Unified Certification Committee and has begun working on West Virginia transportation projects.
Terri has been selected to serve on the Business Networking International (Mountaineer Chapter) as the representative of Community/ Non-Profit/Economic Development. TRC is also an active small business member with the Morgantown Area Partnership and serves as an active member on the Transportation
Also, Terri is on the Advisory Board of Directors for Trust Bank and also serves on the WV Truist
Foundation, Mountain Line Transit Board, and the American Red Cross Philanthropy Committee. She recently completed 17 years of leadership with the Mountaineer County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
She served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2 terms. Terri has served on the board of directors in many local and state-wide organizations that work in the areas of community development such as; WV Preservation Alliance, Arts on the River Festival, City of Morgantown Design Committee and the Metropolitan Theatre Foundation.
Over the last 30 years, Terri has been recognized for her leadership with many awards. Recently, she was selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia 2015 Women in Business Champion of the Year.
Prior to 2015, Terri was the Executive Director of Main Street Morgantown (MSM) from April 1990 through December 2014.
Morgantown was a winner of the Great American Main Street Award in 1998, National Trust for Historic Preservation Dozen Distinctive Destinations 2007 and is the most decorated Main Street program in West Virginia. Under Terri’s tenure MSM has won over 100 individual, committee and project West Virginia State awards.
Main Street also has received over 20 project grants over her tenure and is the State leader in economic impact since 1990:
- Private Sector Reinvestment $118,613,766
- Public Sector Reinvestment $30,511,711
- New Businesses 326
- New Jobs 3142
When she began with Main Street Morgantown there was $300 in the bank and an organization that had no working committees and fewer than 12 Board of Directors. Through Terri’s financial management and organization skills Main Street Morgantown is now a nationally certified and financially stable non-profit organization that has a yearly budget of $300,000 and assets over $300,000 and three employees.
Terri has been the winner of the Program Manager/Executive Director of the Year for Main Street West Virginia in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004. She continues to work in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin and Ohio communities to assist in downtown revitalization. Terri continues to consult with committees in the areas of Organization, Economic Restructuring and Promotion. Also she has received the Morgantown Rotary 4-Way Award, Greater
Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau 1998 Tourism Award and most recently the Distinguished Mountaineer Award from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. In 2023, she was awarded Monongalia County’s most prestigious award “The Earl Core Award”, presented by the Morgantown Area Partnership for a lifetime of providing service to the community.
Terri has also been a presenter at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Annual Conference, numerous National Main Street Center National Town Meetings and also the Illinois Main Street Spring Conference. She was a presenter at the Ohio Heritage Conference, Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Summit, West Virginia University’s Community Leadership Academy, Monongalia County Leadership and presentations for city, county and state elected officials. Her featured topics are Main Street success stories, Organization, Economic Development and Promotions/Special Events, Fundraising, Farmers’ Market Recruitment and Town/Gown relationships. She is a 1999 graduate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Certification Institute in Professional Downtown Management and is one of the most experienced professionals in the country with 26 years of downtown experience.
Terri Cutright graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Business Administration with a major in marketing. She also has completed graduate hours in personnel management. Upon graduating from college, she worked in banking for seven years (Marketing Representative). In 1984, Ms. Cutright relocated to Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky with her husband. Prior to moving back to West Virginia, Ms. Cutright was a Main Street Program Manager in Prestonsburg, Kentucky and a college instructor in business and marketing at Prestonsburg Community College.