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There is never a dull moment—everyday brings something different. That’s how Terri Connell, executive assistant for six years to Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, approaches each day.

“This a great place to work,” said Connell. “Our office does important work – catching criminals and keeping them off the streets, helping consumers and advising state agencies. I enjoy working with such dedicated and talented people,” she said.

Terri enjoys her work whether it’s greeting high-profile guests who come to meet the attorney general, scheduling his travel, or formatting his formal opinions and speeches. She handles all unexpected needs that pop up in the office with grace.

“Terri does a terrific job of getting me where I’m supposed to go with something reasonably intelligent to say. That’s not an easy job,” says Attorney General Suthers. “She contributes greatly to the morale of the office and is liked and respected by everyone she works with.”

Prior to joining the Colorado Department of Law, Terri worked as a paralegal in Governor Owens’ office for two years. Throughout her career, she has gained experience by working in a variety of companies including the oil and gas industry, a large school district, and a small nonprofit organization.

Terri keeps just as busy outside of the office as she does when she is working. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her husband and four-year-old granddaughter. Her hobbies include camping, hiking and being active in her church. She also finds time to give back by working with a program that provides tutoring for at-risk youth through which she has mentored her student for three years.

Terri is a native-Coloradoan and resides in Denver with her husband of 29 years. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colorado State University.

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