Terry Gill

Secretary of Cabinet for Economic Development

Terry Gill serves as secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, where he is responsible for promoting the development and overall administration of executive policies designed to support and promote economic development within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

As secretary, Gill works extensively to coordinate business development activities and oversees the cabinet’s efforts to encourage job retention and creation through the recruitment of new industry to the state, the expansion of existing Kentucky operations and by promoting entrepreneurship and small business development.

Before accepting the position of secretary, Gill served as president of OneTouchPoint, a marketing services organization that provides Fortune 500 manufacturing, healthcare and consumer product companies with a full range of brand support and marketing services. As the president of the east division, he was responsible for growth and M&A initiatives, resulting in the creation of the largest privately held marketing services and technical printing company in the region.

Prior to OneTouchPoint, Gill served as the vice president of EnterpriseCorp, the arm of Greater Louisville Inc. that is focused on increasing the number of high-potential, early- and second-stage companies headquartered in the Louisville and Southern Indiana market. Before joining EnterpriseCorp, he served as president and chief executive officer of FetterGroup, where, under his leadership, the company developed innovative software platforms now in use by Fortune 500 healthcare companies.

Gill received a bachelor's degree in marketing with a minor in economics from the University of Kentucky. He serves the community through various charitable organizations and civic involvement.

Gill resides in Louisville with his wife Elizabeth. They have two adult children.

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Professionals from around the world and across every industry attended last year’s conference and returned home inspired, re-energized and ready to change the world. Here’s what they had to say: 

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“Alltech's 2015 conference in Kentucky was amazing and a real eye-opener. We loved it.” Rebecca Jamieson, Murdoch Southern Farms Limited, Invercargill, New Zealand

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"If we didn't push the boundaries as an industry, we would be producing about half as much food as we do today." Ron Arnason, Verus Animal Health Alliance, Canada

“My experience at Alltech's conference was very interesting. It is a very innovative event.” Zacharakis Kostas, VET FARM CARE, Thessaloniki ,Greece 

"I've had the opportunity to attend five times and can say it is a very interesting experience. Every time I’ve attended there is a chance to network, gain knowledge and share experiences on countless subjects with scientists of today and the future. It is worth attending and I would not miss it for the world.” Simon Rodriguez, Nutritionist, Agrosantana, Venezuela

"Alltech's conference provides a great opportunity to meet many people who visit from all over the world, with knowledge on the same nutritional subjects, to share ideas and experiences. Once we return to work, we are renewed with a fresh global vision about the business, open to new ideas and opportunities." Enrique Soto, President, Agrosantana, Venezuela

"Alltech's annual event is a compilation of the best ideas for agribusiness and the world. It is an eye-opening networking experience. We do not want to miss the next!" Paola Cruz, General Manager, Nutrieco, Columbia

"The event is very high-level in all aspects—educational, motivating, and, above all, inspiring."

Indira Cedeño, Administrative Manager, Ecuador