Terry Cosgrove

Personal PAC

Terry Cosgrove is the President and CEO of Personal PAC. In 1989, Terry
Cosgrove was hired as Executive Director of Personal PAC. He, along
with the Board of Directors, has been instrumental in developing
Personal PAC’s sophisticated strategy for electing pro-choice
candidates. This strategy incorporates an intensive paid telephone
program that has identified nearly ½ million pro-choice voters in
Illinois, plus a sophisticated direct mail campaign and comprehensive
campaign consulting.

Terry’s campaign consulting is a real plus in implementing Personal
PAC’s political strategy. He works closely with numerous candidates to
make sure they have the nuts-and-bolts tools to win on election day.
Among other things, he assists candidates in selecting pollsters, media
consultants, direct mail firms, and paid campaign staffers. He also
helps them recruit volunteers, execute fundraising plans, and any other
activity necessary to ensure their success. In 1999, Terry became
President and CEO of Personal PAC.

Over the past twenty-five years, in addition to his Personal PAC
responsibilities, Terry has also managed many political campaigns and
has lent assistance to NARAL, Planned Parenthood, NOW, National
Pro-Choice Resource Center, Voters for Choice, Women’s Campaign Fund
and the Emergency Abortion Loan Fund. In 1992, Terry played a pivotal
role in restoring abortion services for poor women at Cook County
Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in the nation. Terry was
also honored with the ‘Freedom of Choice’ award by the Chicago Abortion

Terry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s
degrees in both Labor and Industrial Relations and Social Policy.