Teri Galvez is president of Paradigm Event Management, a marketing, special events and conference planning company she launched in 1996. Among her clients are Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and national associations. She and her husband are also real estate developers.
After college, Teri began her political career with the California Republican Party during the Reagan campaign in 1984. She secured speakers for events throughout the state. After attending Ronald Reagan’s presidential inauguration in 1985, she remained in Washington, D.C., and began a hospitality career.
Teri became responsible for the diplomatic and entertainment markets while working at numerous luxury hotels. She has worked with celebrities from Madonna, to Placido Domingo and Rod Stewart. In addition to handling onsite logistics for North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, she assisted in coordinating numerous visits by heads of state as well as other dignitaries including the king and queen of Sweden. In her event business, she has worked with luminaries and leaders ranging from the United Nations secretary general and the president and vice president of the United States to Alec Baldwin and Oscar de La Renta.
Teri served for eight years on the advisory board of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and was on the board of trustees for Voices for America’s Children. She was vice chairwoman for eight years of the District of Columbia Republican Party, co-founded the annual DCGOP Lincoln-Douglas Dinner, has attended the past six Republican conventions, served as a delegate for three, and served on the platform committee in 2012. In 2008 and 2012 she was involved in the Romney for President Campaign and was his 2012 co-chairwoman in the District of Columbia.
In 1983, Teri was awarded a scholarship from the Miss America Organization. Believing in the importance of helping other young women to reach their goals, Teri was the volunteer executive director of the Miss District of Columbia Scholarship Organization, a preliminary to Miss America, for 10 years. She continues to fundraise for the organization. Teri is involved with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Cherry Blossom Princess Program, The Latino Student Fund, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. She serves on the board of directors of Gala Theatre and the U.S. Senate Task Force on Hispanic Affairs.