NACOGDOCHES, Texas — A former Ladyjack basketball player who has served in international accounting and marketing positions, including being a Homeland Security representative, was recently honored by the Stephen F. Austin State University Rusche College of Business.
Terry Bonno, senior vice president of industry and community relations for Transocean, was named the SFA Beta Gamma Sigma Honoree, an award reserved for someone who has achieved distinction primarily in business and administration, and who possesses qualities the society fosters, including honor, integrity, pursuit of wisdom, earnestness and service.
Bonno accepted the award and served as a speaker at the Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony, held recently at SFA.
“Terry Bonno serves as an excellent role model for our students and a great example of what graduates of the Rusche College of Business can accomplish,” said Dr. Tim Bisping, dean of the college. “We were so pleased to have her on campus and appreciate her sharing valuable insights with our students.”
Before being named to her current position in 2017, Bonno served as senior vice president of marketing at Transocean. She has served in management positions globally in accounting, corporate planning and marketing, and has more than 35 years of industry experience.
She is a director of DistributionNow, one of the largest distributors of products such as valves and pipes to energy and industrial sectors, and is on the board of directors for Tampnet, the largest offshore, high-capacity communication network in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico.
A member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and National Ocean Industry Association board of directors, Bonno was appointed by Homeland Security as a representative to the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee.
Bonno graduated from SFA with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1980 and is a certified public accountant. She played basketball for the Ladyjacks for four years and in 2012 was inducted into SFA’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs that are accredited by AACSB International. Membership is the highest recognition a student in an accredited business program can receive.