Terry Prather

Terry retired from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in 2015, where he served as President of SeaWorld Orlando for a number of years. His SeaWorld career started in maintenance and water quality for SeaWorld San Antonio in 1988.

Terry was a Founding Board member of LIFT Orlando…Lift Orlando is a non-profit organization working with residents, business leaders and community partners towards neighborhood revitalization, in the neighborhoods surrounding Camping World Stadium.

He joined the LIFT staff in February 2016 and is serving as the Chief Operating Officer.

Terry has been active in Florida tourism, working with Visit Florida, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation. He served on the Board of Directors, and as the executive director for the Florida Council of Tourism Leaders in 2016…a group of former Visit Florida Board chairs that provide support to the Visit Florida Board of Directors.

Terry served on the Bethune-Cookman University Board of Trustees from 2013 until 2018, where he passionately supported the thousands of students that attend this HBCU. He believes in the mission of BCU “to develop global leaders committed to service, life-long learning and diversity by providing a faith-based environment of academic excellence & transformative experiences”.

In 2016 Terry was honored as a “Father Of The Year” by the American Diabetes Association. Also, he has served on several community boards and associations including Florida Citrus Sports, Hubbs- SeaWorld Research Institute, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, and Smithsonian National Zoo Board of Advisors in Washington, DC.

In 2019 Terry Co-chaired the “Housing For All Task Force” for Orange County Florida. This Task Force of 38 citizens developed an action plan that received unanimous approval by the Orange County Board of Commissioners.

Terry and his wife Shayla have five adult children and ten grandchildren.