PAMM’s General Counsel, Terry Vento, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, which is an honor reserved for Marquis Who’s Who Biographees who have achieved career longevity and demonstrated unwavering excellence in their chosen fields. Less than 5% of Marquis listees qualify, and the criteria include career awards, more than 30 years’ experience in a career field, and 20 or more consecutive years as a Who’s Who biographee.
Before joining PAMM in 2015 as its first in-house General Counsel, Terry was a federal court law clerk and practiced law for 37 years with distinction with Shutts & Bowen LLP and Gallwey, Gillman, Curtis, Vento & Horn, P.A. She was active in Florida Bar service, provided extensive pro bono legal services to the museum for decades, and served on the museum’s board of trustees in leadership roles for 27 years. Terry is married to an attorney, and both of their children are attorneys.
“I am blessed to have spent (and continue to spend) a lifetime doing interesting and challenging legal work with smart and dedicated colleagues. My work with PAMM helping to bring to life the wonderful artistic offerings and thought-provoking exhibits the museum provides to our community is especially rewarding. It nourishes the soul,” she said.