Bio Terry was born and raised
in East St. Louis, Illinois where he attended Assumption High School.
He earned a baseball scholarship to St. Benedict's College in Atchison, Kansas in 1965 and graduated from there in December 1968. He was awarded a graduate
assistantship to coach baseball at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri where
he also earned a
Masters Degree in Education.
He married Patti
Cannon in 1970. Patti is a real estate broker and a tax advisor.
They have three children Amy, Joe, and Elizabeth. Amy lives
in Saint Louis with her husband William Summers and children Cannon, Craig and Lila.
Amy has a Journalism degree from University of Alabama, post-graduate work at University of
Missouri-St. Louis, and is teaching high school English; Bill is a physician, who also graduated from University
of Alabama and UAB Medical School. Joe graduated from Belmont Abbey College, lives in Charlotte, and
is in Sales. Elizabeth lives in Saint Louis
with husband Tom Schelmbauer and daughter Stella Rose. Elizabeth graduated from Appalachian State University and is an elementary
Tom is a mechanical engineer with a degree from University of Missouri-Rolla.
Southeast Missouri State University - Assistant
baseball coach; Benedictine College- Head soccer and head baseball coach; Selected as NAIA
National Soccer Coach of the Year in 1974; Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres
- Associate baseball scout
North American Soccer League front office positions with Rochester Lancers(PR/Markting/Player
personel), Washington Diplomats (Assistant General Manager), and Atlanta Chiefs (General
Turner Broadcasting Inc- Executive Producer of Sports; President
of Sports Division, awarded 2 Emmys and one ACE award. Introduced
programming: NBA basketball, NCAA football. Special events: Sampson vs Ewing college hoops;
Louisville vs Kentucky basketball
PGA Tour Inc.- Served as Vice President of Communications/Broadcasting. Founder/President
PGA Tour Productions.
Raycom Sports- Served as President of Raycom Sports Management Group
with product of college basketball, college football bowl games and varioius intercollegiate sports activities.
1994 - 2007
Eschewed opportunities to return to professional golf in a variety of options in order to begin Hanson Enterprises.
The charter client base, which allowed the company to successfully launch, included
ESPN, who retained the company to create and manage the Par Three Shootout which aired on ESPN for twelve
years. The format matched marquee PGA Tour Senior and Regular Tour Players in a hole in one competition with a million dollar
prize. Superstar golfers including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Fuzzy Zoeller, Lee Trevino, Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson
participated over the years. Surprisingly, only Lee Trevino holed an ace and won the million dollar prize over the years and
he promptly donated half of that award to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. MUSCO Sports Lighting was another
start up client. Hanson helped launch their portable lighting business in the early 1980's when TBS Sports commissioned MUSCO
to illuminate college football stadiums on a game by game basis. Hanson Enterprises was retained to assist MUSCO
in their efforts with Little League Baseball and Auto Racing. Hanson also helped launch USLINKS which was
a privately financed attempt to supply golf handicaps to amateur golfers at their respective clubs through a coupon-based
kiosk in pro shops. World Sports Enterprises was a production company with corporate ties to CBS Sports,
and Hanson was retained to explore mainstreaming the company to other sports platforms to leverage its NASCAR content. Team
Racing Auto Circuit (TRAC) was a publicly traded company that hired Hanson as a consultant to explore a television
presence and partnership for this fledgling motor sports league. TRAC was a revolutionary concept that included team points
from franchised cities that utilized muscle car technology. Hanson later served as Chief Operating Officer at TRAC. CBS
Radio in Charlotte retained Hanson Enterprises to help facilitate a launch of a sports talk station in
the Charlotte market. Hanson helped program and hire the first staff at WFNZ Radio and also was a regular on-air contributor
on sports talk with the moniker of "The CEO," in reference to his years in sports business. Over the years there
have been many clients, as outlined in the client history section of this website, until Hanson channeled most of his effort
toward client representation in conjunction with The John Boy and Billy Big Show
2007 - Present
Enterprises, President; Clear Channel Radio - On-Air personality for John Boy & Billy
Big Show which is a nationally syndicated morning radio show distributed by Premiere
Radio, a subsidiary of Clear Channel.