TMM Management Team

Terrence W. Payne is Chief Executive Officer of TMM, has more than 25 years experience in marketing, management, technical assistance and business development strategies for small and minority-owned businesses, and has been an active business owner and community business advocate with a vision for the highest quality of services to businesspersons and communities. Prior establishing TMM, he held marketing and advertising positions for Pitney Bowes, Inc., All Pro-Broadcasting and KACE 103.9 FM. He was the Marketing Advisor for the Los Angeles Urban League Minority Business Development Center, Retail Brand Manager for Weber’s Bread, and General Partner for Taylor’s Grocery Store.

Teresa R. Wallette, TMM’s President, has extensive experience in business, administration, finance, project management and organizational development in the public and private sectors. Ms. Wallette has specialized in business and financial management for minority and women-owned businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Former president and owner of a high technology, defense electronics and manufacturing company, Wallette has also held senior management and policy positions in government and with large non-profit organizations in Los Angeles, New York City and Dallas. As a business and organizational development consultant, Teresa has worked with such varied organizations and businesses as the Southern California Edison minority vendors, UNCF, Los Angeles Urban League, US Department of Commerce, the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services among others.

Geri Willis is Director of Industrial Supply for TMM. Ms. Willis has more than 30 years of program management experience in a variety of industries including Vice President of PRWT Services, the Supplier Clearinghouse, the CA Public Utilities Commission Diversity programs certifying agency, and General Manager for SMS Transportation Services, the largest minority owned and operated para-trans company in Los Angeles and Riverside County (CA). Geri majored in Business Administration at the University of California, Riverside.