He joined PacifiCorp as Senior Vice President of Power Supply responsible for power generation, wholesale sales, and the company's mining businesses in April 2000.
Prior to that, Terry has had experience in the US energy business after a long career with Texaco Inc,. He was formerly President of Texaco Natural Gas and served as Texaco’s senior representative. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of Texaco's $5 billion North American natural gas and worldwide natural gas liquids business. He also served as Texaco's senior representative in the Natural Gas Supply Association. Terry spent 25 years with Texaco Inc., working in operations and management positions, including vice president of business development for Texaco Trading and Transportation, Inc., a Texaco subsidiary. 
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy in Oregon.
Terry started his career with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Houston. 
PPM Energy involvement
In 2001, PacifiCorp Power Marketing, Inc. moved from being a subsidiary of PacifiCorp to being an affiliate to PacifiCorp. It was announced in 2002 that Scottish Power's competitive US energy business would change its name to PPM Energy, Inc. on January 15, 2003.
CEO Terry Hudgens said "Our business has grown beyond 'power' into gas storage and well beyond 'power marketing'. As a result, we realized that our old name-PacifiCorp Power Marketing-is too narrow a fit for our expanded capabilities. The new logo reinforces the fact that PPM remains a member of the ScottishPower group of companies. We'll still be the same people providing the same great level of services and even more products - just with a new name."
PPM Energy remained the same organization with the same contracts and the same underlying support. The PPM name and logo emphasized their ties to Scottish Power and its separate and independent status from the regulated utility, PacifiCorp. 
- ^ Photograph from Scottish Power Meet the Team, Terry Hudgens, accessed 22 March 2007.
- ^ Board Member History from PPM Energy Who We Are, Terry Hudgens, accessed 17 April 2007.
- ^ Board Member History from Scottish Power Meet the Team, Terry Hudgens, accessed 22 March 2007.
- ^ Company name change from PPM EnergyPress Release, "PPM Energy is coming", accessed 16 April 2007.