Terri Swetnam, PhD

Chief Operating Officer
National Defense Industrial Association

Dr. Terri Swetnam is a financial management executive with over 25 years of experience in financial management and business operations. Dr. Swetnam comes to NDIA from the American Psychiatric Association where she served as Chief Financial Officer of association business operations. She defined and enforced financial and management policies that were essential to the operation of all finance activity. Her role at APA included operational matters such as contracts, information technology, marketing, meetings, and member management-related matters.

From 1996 to 2000, she was the Director of Accounting for The National Academies where she oversaw financial reporting, payroll, and monitored performance of a $200 million investment portfolio. Prior to that, Dr. Swetnam was a Manager of Pricing and Compliance for CACI, International and an Auditor at the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

Dr. Swetnam is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Society of Association Executives, Society of Human Resource Management, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Swetnam received a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.