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Terri McClements honored for lifetime accomplishments

Junior Achievement’s Washington Business Hall of Fame recognizes ACS Board Member.

A long-time American Cancer Society volunteer and current ACS Board of Directors Vice Chair, Terri McClements, will be inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame as one of five 2023 Hall of Fame Laureates during a gala event this December.

The Washington Business Hall of Fame is the D.C. region’s signature lifetime achievement award that recognizes and honors individuals who have made a lasting and significant impact on the Greater Washington region through the private sector economy. Their careers and backgrounds are broad and diverse, and their accomplishments are far reaching.

Terri began her relationship with ACS in the 1990s as a volunteer participant and fundraiser for Relay For Life, joined the ACS Board of Directors in 2019 and helped lead the CEO Search Committee which in 2021 selected Chief Executive Officer Dr. Karen Knudsen.

“On behalf of all of us at the American Cancer Society, we are beyond thrilled with this well deserved recognition of our own volunteer leaders,” said Dr. Knudsen. “Ms. McClements is a dynamic leader who strives tirelessly to improve lives, and serves as a role model for the next generation of business leaders.”

Terri doesn’t just serve in a leadership role – she leads by example. A resident of Clifton, VA, Terri has long been active in her local community. Besides the time she gives to ACS, she has served as an officer of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and on the boards of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, the United Way of the National Capital Area and the Kennedy Center Corporate Board.

Terri is a recently retired senior partner with PwC professional services firm. During her 36-year career at PwC, Terri’s many leadership roles demonstrated her people-first background and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has served on PwC’s Board; on its US Leadership Team as vice chair and US human capital leader; as global talent leader; as diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting practice leader; and as partner candidate leadership development leader. As PwC’s Washington, D.C., metro and mid-Atlantic market managing partner, Terri was mission-driven, leading the firm’s local community engagement efforts to bring nearly $40 million in contributions to key causes, including Junior Achievement.

Since its inception in 1988, close to 200 Laureates have been inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame. The 2022 event raised $1.375 million to support Junior Achievement's work to prepare the next generation of leaders to be future ready. Founded in 1919, Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people for success. The program reaches more than 3 million students per year nationally with proven lessons in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and entrepreneurship.

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