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Terilyn Wallis

Guest Lecturer

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


Terilyn (Teri) Wallis is the founder and owner of Terilyn Wallis Consulting, specializing in the financial and strategic needs of electric utilities. Teri is highly skilled in the areas of accounting and finance, strategy development and execution, building trusted and respected relationships, and making sound business decisions. Her background includes experience in diversified businesses including propane, natural gas, security, and fiber. Teri became skilled at forecasting and modeling, and ultimately became an expert in providing consultative services and having input into model development used in the industry. She has engaged as an expert witness for financial matters in utility lawsuits. Over time her expertise has been utilized to develop and deliver certificate-level educational programming for board members, finance and accounting professionals, and non-financial managers. She has a comprehensive working knowledge of work orders and internal cooperative processes, ratio analysis, and identifying potential operational efficiencies.

In addition to financial expertise, the facilitation of strategic direction and development and execution of organizational goals is a passion of hers. Through strategic planning facilitation, she has helped boards and management teams to identify and mitigate the risks of their organizations. Additionally, she assists management teams in the development of their strategic objectives to build measurable goals and to follow up on these plans to ensure that goals are road mapped and completed in an agreed-upon time frame.

Teri is committed to the development and success of financial leaders in the utility industry. She holds a doctorate degree in adult education, working to design and deliver quality and relevant content that will build successful leaders and financial professionals for electric utilities. She is an instructor and presenter for numerous statewide associations and industry events providing relevant teaching in the areas of accounting and finance, leadership, and work orders.


  • UW-Madison Center for Professional and Executive Development - NRECA Management Internship Program
  • EdD Adult Education – Capella University
  • MBA Finance – St. Thomas University
  • B.S Accounting – University of Wisconsin – Superior

Areas of Instruction

  • Finance – Utility by the numbers

Professional Affiliations

  • National Society of Leadership and Success – Honor member
  • The Society for Human Resource Management
  • National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
Willamette University

Executive Development Center

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Campus

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.