The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance would like to welcome Tera Szeliga as the director of internal operations/institute for leaders. In this role, Tera will lead the annual Institute for Leaders Class, which brings together leaders from Bay, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties.
Tera is also responsible for leading the daily operations of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, including regional quality-of-life initiatives. Tera spent the previous 10 years with the United Way of Bay County serving as the director of marketing and community impact, where she designed and implemented all marketing materials, led grant/funding processes and allocations of funds as well as agency reporting and accountability, developed and executed internal programs, organized awareness and fundraising events, and supported fund development efforts.
Previously, Tera spent 10 years at General Motors Powertrain in Bay City working in various areas such as salaried personnel, Health and safety, and communications. Tera serves as the drama director at Pinconning High School, treasurer and coach of AYSO 825, treasurer of PYLO, and co-chair of the Bay City State Theatre.
Tera has spent much time serving on a wide array of Bay County taskforce groups such as the Great Start Collaborative, Bay Arenac Diaper Council, Bay County Prevention Network, Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Group, Hop Riot Development and Bay County Relay for Life. She has spent time volunteering for programs such as Reading is Bay County’s Business, the Bay Area Community Foundation Scholarship Program, Junior Achievement, the Arenac County Queens Pageant and Bay Area Mock Job Interviews.
Tera is a graduate of the 2017 Leadership Bay County class and acted as an adviser for the 2018 class. She earned community awards such as the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team of the Year 2016 and the Energize YPN Award in 2018.
Tera is a lifelong resident of the Great Lakes Bay Region. She is a graduate of Pinconning High School and has attended both Delta College and Davenport University studying business management and human resources.
Please join us in welcoming Tera to the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance team!