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Teri O'Neal
Director of Public Relations
Verbal Team

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  • Loves Reilly, her fur baby

  • Loves watching her kids play and enjoy sports

  • My oldest is the most loving, caring and wonderful teenager in the universe

  • Her absolute favorite thing is family

  • Loves to run

  • Enjoys some quality time with her husband and her two boys

About this Bright Light

Serving as director of public relations for A. Bright Idea and the lead for the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Activity contract, Teri performs a variety of public relations, advertising and marketing tasks including client services, media relations, information product development, strategic planning, crisis management and new media development. She also provides leadership and guidance to our experienced team of PR professionals. With more than 18 years in the field of communications, Teri draws from experiences spanning various business, public affairs and community outreach challenges to execute targeted communication tools utilizing all aspects of public relations. Working with a diverse client-base, including commercial, nonprofit and government clients and a keen attention to detail, provides Teri with a solid foundation for delivering effective project management services. Utilizing the four-step process of research, planning, implementation and evaluation for numerous campaign types, Teri successfully manages projects ranging from public relations efforts for medical practices, political candidates and education institutions to outreach for large-scale government agencies. Prior to joining A. Bright Idea, in her senior leadership role with Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) for nearly a decade, she managed the communication efforts for the public education system of approximately 38,000 students and over 5,000 employees.

As a former NFL cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens, Teri was able to combine her love of creativity in dance and choreography, and her sincere loyalty and affection for the hometown team. Although she no longer cheers professionally, she continues to feverishly support the Ravens from her living room and now serves as a cheerleader for our clients. When Teri is not brainstorming new creative strategies, she enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family, especially her husband, Jon, and two sons, Michael and Andrew.
  • Education

  • Towson University, Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications
  • Awards

  • National PR Frontrunner 2014 – National School Public Relations Association
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Special Achievement Award Winner (2004)


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