Interagency Liaison and Public Relations Advisor
Office of Secretary Tim Gatz
Terri Angier was named interagency liaison and public relations advisor to Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Tim Gatz in May 2019. As the interagency liaison, she assists Sec. Gatz with interagency coordination and communication along with cross agency resource leveraging, performance and efficiency initiatives with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.
In 1990 she joined ODOT and was appointed to her previous 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 ethics courses.
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 floods and rock slides, funding issues and Oklahoma ranking No. 1 in the nation for bad bridges. During one of the worst disasters, the 2002 Webbers Falls bridge hit 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 managed the multi-million dollar, statewide anti-litter campaign Oklahoma, Keep Our Land Grand, 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 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, past president of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and the International Association of Business Communicators Central Oklahoma chapter. In May 2019, Angier was honored as “Woman of the Year” by the Oklahoma Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar International. She 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 holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s 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