Assistant Director, AgencyAgency Relations, Marketing and Communications
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
1111 RELLIS Parkway
Bryan, TX 77807-3135
(979) 317-2343 x42343
- B.A., English, Texas A&M University, 1980
Ms. Parker has 39 years of experience in the communications, marketing and public relations fields and has worked at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) since 2007. A member of the TTI Executive Team and Leadership Innovation and Transformation Council, Ms. Parker provides leadership for TTI’s strategic marketing initiatives; oversees the TTI Communications Office; develops and implements programmatic and agency-wide initiatives; and fosters successful relationships with TTI’s internal and external stakeholders.
She is responsible for executive communications and agency relations for the Agency Director, including coordinating the TTI Advisory Council and Texas Transportation Hall of Honor; and developing external and internal reports, executive correspondence, and responses to information requests. She also researches and writes remarks and drafts presentation content for speaking engagements for the Agency Director, including keynote addresses, panel presentations and legislative testimony.
As staff member of the Texas A&M University System since 1987, Ms. Parker previously served as Director of Communications for the A&M System; Executive Director of Communications for the Texas A&M Health Science Center; and Communications Specialist in the Department of Agricultural Communications at Texas A&M. Her prior experience includes positions in the private sector.
Ms. Parker is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Public Involvement in Transportation. She is a 1999 graduate of Leadership Texas and a past president of the Brazos Valley Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.