Terri Angier was named the Secretary of Transportation’s direct report and Interagency Liaison in May 2019, while also continuing to be the Chief of the Media and Public Relations Division of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. She is someone you should know.
As the Interagency Liaison, she will be assisting Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz with interagency coordination and communication along with cross agency resource leveraging, performance and efficiency initiatives with ODOT, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.
In 1990, she joined ODOT, and was appointed to her current position as Chief of Media and Public Relations in 1995. Angier is also an adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, teaching journalism, public relations, crisis management and, more recently, ethics courses. In May 2019, Angier was honored as “Woman of the Year” by the Oklahoma Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar International.
Angier is often consulted on crisis management and has helped during several major events including the Oklahoma City Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing and the 1999 and 2013 tornado disasters. She led ODOT communications efforts during recent crisis including recent flooding and rock slides, funding issues and Oklahoma ranking No. 1 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.
She has managed the multi-million dollar Oklahoma, Keep Our Land Grand statewide anti-litter campaign and also oversaw the public relations functions of the OTA from 1996 to 2001 during the state’s then largest turnpike system expansion. She was also involved in the strategies and public relations for the Oklahoma City I-40 Crosstown from its inception to the opening in 2012.
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.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Angier obtained her secondary education in India and England. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a master’s degree in Journalism, both from the University of Oklahoma.