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Terry Lay
Terry Lay
Ottawa USD 290
Monday, December 02, 2019

Terry Lay

Ottawa High School Graduate:  1965

Pittsburg State University (B.A.):  1969

Terry lettered in football and basketball at Ottawa High School.  He was homecoming king and was vice president of his senior class.

He was a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity at Pittsburg while earning his degree in economics.

Mr. Lay joined the Lee division of VF Corporation in 1971.  he held many positions with Lee including Plangt Engineer at the Ottawa location form 1974-1976.

In the 1990's, Terry has been Senior Vice President of Operations for Jantzen in Portland, Oregon, President-Wrangler Europe in Brussels, Belgium, President of VF Jeanswear Europe, President of the Lee Company in Merriam, Kansas and Chairman of VF International Coalition and President-Europe and Asia.

Mr. Lay received Pittsburg State's Distinguished Achievement Award in 1997 and Sigma Tau Gamma's national Distinguished Achievement Award in 1998.

Terry has been active on UMB Bank board and the Derrick Thomas Third & Long Foundation as well as the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the fight against breast cancer.

Mr. Lay and His wife Sandra life in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Their daughter Emile recently graduated from Kansas University.

Inducted October 8, 1999