Terry Carter is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain who will head the Biofuels Center's office in eastern North Carolina, where he will be responsible for military partnerships and biofuels project development. The Center shares space with the North Carolina's Eastern Region’s economic development offices in Kinston. Carter has had executive and leadership roles in the Coast Guard where he was the Pre-designated Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) for Lake Michigan. He led a multi-agency federal, state, and local response to an oil barge explosion and sinking in Chicago, setting investigative and clean-up priorities. The effort resulted in retrieval of 80% of the spilled cargo, which is four times the national recovery rate. Captain Carter was Area Maritime Security Coordinator for the Chicago area where he established and coordinated the activities of Maritime Transportation Security Committees that supported the homeland security preparations of multiple federal agencies, state Homeland Security, marine facilities, and local crisis and recovery centers. He developed and published a coordinated operational plan to establish a tiered response protocol for maritime threats of all magnitudes. Carter was responsible for establishing the Caribbean Cargo Ship Safety Code as an alternative inspection standard for small Caribbean cargo vessels, working with U.S. Consulates throughout the Caribbean to achieve international acceptance of this policy. During his career with the Coast Guard, Carter worked with all branches of the military. In addition to his B.S. degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, he has a multiple credits toward Master's degrees in Oceanography, Management and Supervision, and has a Master of Public Administration from UNC-Wilmington.