Terrence  Roche

Terrence Roche

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Operations at Kellen
Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


As Senior Vice President for Strategy & Operations at Kellen, a global professional services company that specializes in managing nonprofit associations, Terrence works with the executive leadership team to develop the organizational strategy and leads organizational change initiatives to support the achievement of the organization's long-term strategic objectives. In addition, he provides strategic leadership and oversight to several operational functions that help Kellen staff support the success of clients, including Information Technology, Education Services, Internal Communications, Customer Service, Purchasing, and Office Services.

Prior to Kellen, Terrence worked at YMCA of the USA, the national office for the largest nonprofit association in the U.S. He held leadership positions in strategy, planning, product development, change management, and grantsmanship. Terrence also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University where he teaches strategy and leadership in the Master’s in Learning and Organizational Change program, as well as courses in the Philanthropy and Nonprofit Organizations Certificate Program.

Terrence is a decorated veteran who served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps with an overseas deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He also was an Advanced General Manager at Cintas Corporation. Terrence earned a Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.



Year Degree Institution
2008 MS, Learning & Organizational Change Northwestern University
2000 Bachelor of Science in Management A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University

Master's Project

Year Title  
2007 Mission and Measurements: How leaders of mature nonprofits measure mission impact Adobe Acrobat PDF Logo Download Adobe Acrobat PDF


Employment History

2017 - Current Senior Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, Kellen
Chicago IL
2005 2017 Senior Director, YMCA of the USA
Chicago IL
2004 2005 Advanced General Manager, Cintas Corporation
Chicago IL
2000 2004 Aviation Logistics Officer, United States Marine Corps
San Diego CA

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