Chairman of the Board & CEO
Aimco Apartment Homes
Terry is a life-long entrepreneur, focused on business, politics, and family. Terry has been an active real estate investor, leading four NYSE-listed REITs. Through the Considine Companies and an ASE-listed investment company, Terry has invested in real estate, television broadcasting, gasoline distribution and convenience stores, environmental services, golf courses, and venture capital. Terry took his apartment business public in 1994 and since the IPO has served Aimco as Chairman/CEO. In 2017, Terry was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame.
Terry has been active in politics, elected twice to the Colorado Senate and holding leadership roles in numerous campaigns and political activities. Terry has campaigned across the country for term limits, a non-partisan reform to limit how long politicians stay in office. He is a co-founder of Club for Growth and remains a director.
Terry has also engaged in community, philanthropic, and church organizations including serving as a director and past chairman of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and as a director of the Augustine Institute. In 2019, Terry was awarded an honorary doctorate by Colorado Christian University.
Terry has been married for 44 years to his wife Betsy who has served on numerous community and school boards, including a term as president of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. Working with others, she was a leader in starting two schools: The Ricks Center, a primary school for gifted children, located on the campus of the University of Denver; and the girls’ division for Regis Jesuit High School, in Aurora, Colorado.
Last August, Betsy started a third school on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. Compositive Primary incorporates Betsy’s research-based principles: early childhood education serving children from age three to grade five; a holistic focus emphasizing values as well as academic learning; essentially free to parents and so a model for public schools; funded without taxes and so free of government regulation and union rules.
Betsy and Terry work as a team, with a shared interest in philanthropy, education reform, and ranching in western Colorado. Most of all, they enjoy three adult children, their spouses, and three remarkable granddaughters.