Pine Bluff native Ulanda Terry received the Young Woman of the Year award at the Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference.
Terry is director of diversity and leadership development at Tyson Foods Inc. In this role, Terry helps lead the strategic direction of Tyson’s diversity and inclusion efforts. She is also responsible for supporting the business with training and leadership development services. Prior to joining Tyson, Terry coordinated the MBA recruiting program for Wal-Mart.
Terry is involved in several organizations and boards: the Northwest Arkansas Council’s Diversity Taskforce and Leadership Taskforce, the Sam Walton’s School of Business Diversity Program Corporate Advisory Board and the League of Employers Advancing Diversity.
Terry is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and St. James Baptist Church. She is a life member of the Black Alumni Society and Arkansas Alumni Association. She was selected in the 2010 class of the NWA Journal’s 40 Under 40 of up and coming NWA Professionals and supports the local Big Brother Big Sister Chapter.
Terry, a former Miss University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business with a focus in marketing from the university and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She and her husband Christopher and their two daughters, Charis and Chyloh, reside in Fayetteville.