Terry L. Priest and The Denver Transportation Club

Terry L. Priest and The Denver Transportation Club

Terry L. Priest spent his entire professional career seeking ways to provide opportunities to students interested in pursuing transportation, logistics, and supply chain careers. He was born in Shoshone, Idaho in 1942. Terry began his employment as an Agent/Telegrapher with the Union Pacific Railroad, with time out for military duty. He then went to work for J.R. Simplot Company as a Corporate Traffic Manager. Terry went on to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Aviation and Transportation from Boise State, then a Master’s Degree in Transportation Law. During his career, he also studied at Syracuse University and MIT. Terry then went to work for Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado as a Corporate Commerce Manager. After an 18-year career with Coors Brewing Company, he turned to teaching at the University of Colorado at Denver. He held the highest leadership posts at the American Society of Transportation and Logistics, whose mission is to advance transportation education. In addition to the many awards Terry earned over the years, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Colorado Transportation Community for his dedication to transportation education.

Impact

Terry passed away on May 19, 2002 at the age of 60. The Terry L. Priest Scholarship Fund was established by The Denver Transportation Club through donations made by numerous friends and professional associates. To date, the fund has granted $35,000 to outstanding transportation, logistics, and/or supply chain scholars.