A-Z Index

Terry French '75


Clear Lake, Iowa

Current City

Leander, Texas

Northwest Foundation Board Member

Board member since 2018

Board Involvement

  • Advancement Committee
  • Membership Committee


  • MBA, Central Missouri State University, 1978
  • B.S., Business Management, Northwest Missouri State University, 1975
  • AA, North Iowa Area Community College, 1973


  • CEO/CFO; Line-X of Austin


Terry French is the chief executive officer and chief finance officer at Line-X, an installer of truck accessories, in Austin, Texas, and has more than 30 years of experience in corporate leadership and management. A native of Clear Lake, Iowa, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwest in 1975, where he was a member of the track and field team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Tau Kappa Epsilon. He earned an associate degree from North Iowa Area Community College in 1973 and a MBA from Central Missouri State University in 1978. French, who also is an accomplished high school and college football official, has six adult children, including Northwest alumni Michael and Marissa, along with a daughter-in-law, Lisa Shannon French. He resides in Leander, Texas, with his wife, Kari.