Making Communications Experts Indispensable

Nov 2 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Making Communications Experts Indespensible
with Terri Angier, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Often during times of hardship, marketing/communications professionals are the last people sought for business strategy ideas, but challenging times are when communications should be brought to the forefront. This presentation will highlight how the marketing/communications profession plays an integral role for businesses during tough times and why such roles should should receive greater focus and energy within organizations.

Terri will also showcase the importance of leveraging communication efforts during difficult times to connect with both external and internal audiences. In her role at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, she has faced many challenges concerning transportation issues and crisis. She has helped to reduce community fears by providing knowledge to the public on every aspect involving the department.

Terri Angier

Terri Angier is Chief of the Media and Public Relations Division of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. She joined ODOT in 1990 and was appointed to her current position in 1995. Angier is also an adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, teaching journalism, public relations and more recently crisis management courses. Angier is often consulted on crisis management and has helped during several major events including the Oklahoma City Murrah Building bombing and the 1999 and 2013 tornado disasters. She led ODOT communications efforts during recent crisis including the 2015 flooding and rock slides, funding issues and Oklahoma ranking number one in the nation for bad bridges. During one of the worst, the 2002 Webbers Falls bridge disaster and rebuilding project, she was the primary public and media relations advisor for ODOT management and pushed hard to keep information timely and available.

Born in Tehran, Iran, Angier obtained her secondary education in India and England. She holds bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Journalism, both from the University of Oklahoma. She managed the multi-million dollar Oklahoma, Keep Our Land Grand statewide anti-litter campaign and also oversaw the public relations functions of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority from 1996 to 2001 during the state’s largest turnpike system expansion. Angier is past chair of the AASHTO Subcommittee on Public Affairs and past president of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and the International Association of Business Communicators Central Oklahoma chapter. She has received the AASHTO Public Affairs Subcommittee’s Founders Award and honors from many other organizations, including the Oklahoma Transit Association and the Oklahoma Good Roads & Transportation Association.

The luncheon will be held at the Boldt Construction building at 100 W. Hefner Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 (Click here for a Google Map). Please be sure to get there in time for networking — from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The actual luncheon will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

IABC Members and Students pay only $20 per person. Non-members are welcome for $30 each. If you have any questions about registration or want to RSVP but want to pay at the door, send us an email and we'll get you all fixed up.

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