Theresa (Terri) Fariello

Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Global Public Policy @ United AirlinesMember of Meridian Board of Trustees

Terri Fariello is United’s senior vice president of government affairs and global public policy. In this role, she leads the company’s federal, state and local government engagement and is based in Washington, D.C.

Before joining United, she served as vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Washington, D.C. office and led the company’s federal and state government affairs operation. In her 16-year tenure at Exxon Mobil, Terri advised the company’s senior leadership on key issues before Congress, the Executive Branch and state governments.

Prior to joining Exxon Mobil, Fariello served as deputy assistant secretary for International Energy Policy in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy and held senior leadership positions at Occidental Petroleum Corporation. She also served as a Congressional aide to two members of Congress. Throughout her career, Fariello has been recognized for leadership in government relations, including being named to the Washingtonian Magazine’s list of “Most Powerful Women” and The Hill’s “Top Lobbyists.”

Fariello holds an LLM in International and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center and a juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from George Washington University.

Fariello serves on the board of directors and is a member of the executive committee of the Humane Rescue Alliance. She contributes to her community by serving on the boards of a number of groups including the Business Council for International Understanding, the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., the Carlton Club and Ford’s Theatre.

Fariello lives in Washington, D.C. with her dog.