Terry has been President of Chittenden Group since 1992, when he succeeded Fred Zonino as head of the agency. Mr. Barber began his insurance career in New York City as an underwriter for The Hartford. He then worked at Marsh & McLennan as an account executive for several years involved with major accounts such as Piper Aircraft, General Foods, Flintcote and SCM Corporation. He has had extensive experience with loss sensitive rating plans, including, captives, large deductible plans, and retrospective rating. In 1979, Terry decided to return to his roots and began working at Chittenden Group as an agent. He quickly rose through the company ranks and in 1992, became president. To better serve its customer base, Terry divided the company into three divisions: Commercial Property & Casualty, Personal Property & Casualty and Life & Health.
Active in the community, Terry serves on various boards. He is a past Vice Chairman and director of Thomaston Savings Bank, past President of the Naugatuck YMCA and past President of Watertown Youth Hockey, were he also coached for 18 years. He has also served as President of the Highfield Club in Middlebury, CT. and on the local Easter Seal’s board for several years. Terry currently serves on the board of the Naugatuck Economic Development Commission as Treasurer.
In 2001, Terry received the Naugatuck YMCA “Fred D. Zonino Volunteer of the Year” award. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious “Lewis A. Dibble” award for contribution to the economic and social well-being of Naugatuck. Terry was born and raised in the Naugatuck area. He attended Nasson College in Springvale, Maine where he majored in business administration, played hockey and was captain and most valuable player of the lacrosse team. He currently lives in Madison, CT.