Terri Angier is Chief of the Media and Public Relations Division of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Her responsibilities include all aspects of public relations administration and information management, including media, external and internal communications, publications and advertising. Her specific responsibilities include building the department’s image, serving as a media relations liaison to senior management and executive staff, and coordinating projects with the governor’s office and other state agencies.
During 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. 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.
Angier joined the ODOT Media and Public Relations staff as an Informational Representative II in February 1990. Prior to her appointment at ODOT, she worked as a free lance writer and served a stint in television promotions. She was appointed to her current position in 1995.
Also an adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, Angier teaches journalism and public relations courses.
She also managed the multi-million dollar Oklahoma, Keep Our Land Grand, statewide anti-litter campaign and oversaw the public relations functions of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority from 1996 to 2001. In addition, she was involved in the strategies and public relations for the new Oklahoma City I-40 Crosstown from its inception in 1995 to the day it opened to traffic in 2012, handling everything from public meetings to media coordination and event planning.
Angier is past chair of the Subcommittee on Public Affairs for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. She also is past president of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, a statewide non-profit organization promoting beautification, enhancement and preservation of Oklahoma's natural environment and of the Central Oklahoma chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, a professional network of about 15,000 business communication professionals in more than 80 countries.
Over the years Angier has received numerous leadership and communication awards including the AASHTO Public Affairs Subcommittee’s Founders Award, Oklahoma Transit Association’s Harold Stansbury Dedicated Service Award and the Oklahoma Good Roads & Transportation Association’s Bill Skeith Stewardship Award, among others.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Angier obtained her secondary education in India and England. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism, both from the University of Oklahoma.
Mailing Address: Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation, Media and Public Relations
200 N.E. 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Location: Room 3-A2
Telephone: (405) 521-6000