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Manager Social Media

Bronx, New York, United States
March 14, 2019

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Seasoned communications professional and manager, with over twenty years of experience in corporate/public affairs, relationship management and crisis communications. Published writer and author. Self-motivated team player who seeks to continue to grow in a dynamic organization. Employment Experience:

MTA METRO-NORTH RAILROAD (MNR)—NEW YORK, NEW YORK APRIL 2004 TO FEBRUARY 2019 Manager, Corporate/Public Affairs & Government Relations

Principal communications liaison between the nation’s second largest commuter railroad and all levels of government and elected officials, MTA board members and community groups.

Developed and implemented public affairs strategies for crisis events, transportation initiatives, service interruptions, fare increases.

Crafted policy positions, speeches, remarks, presentations and statements for senior railroad representatives for legislative, stakeholder, board and other meetings and external engagements.

Collaborated and implemented strategies with external consultants and internal corporate staff to inform stakeholders about important regional projects such as Penn Station Access, the Governor’s Enhanced Station Initiative, major station improvements, Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Corridor, West of Hudson Regional Transit Access.

Compiled, wrote, formatted and oversaw the distribution of the annual Metro-North Railroad Briefing Book – the equivalent of the agency’s annual report – including collaborating with all divisional executives to ensure complete accuracy of statistics and facts.

Authored various internal communications pieces, including articles, intranet posts and newsletters to drive employee engagement and awareness.

Supervised and coordinated special events, public hearings, community outreach efforts and ceremonies involving MTA Board Members, elected officials and railroad senior management.

Represented Metro-North at public meetings and legislative hearings.

Facilitated negotiations between Metro-North and municipalities regarding the sale, net lease and usage of railroad property.

Researched and crafted Metro-North’s response to proposed legislation, state agency proposals, inquiries and requests from elected officials, community leaders and interest groups.

Supervised, wrote and issued targeted notices to key stakeholders in Metro-North’s service region, including special announcements, monthly publications and outreach programs. Page 2 - Terrence McCauley Resume 917-***-**** • E-Mail: WRITER, SPEAKER & MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS LEADER 2008 TO PRESENT

Speaker and subject matter expert for industry conferences, panels and keynote presentations.

Award-winning writer of short stories and more than ten (10) acclaimed, published novels.

Managed all aspects of branding, marketing, communications and publicity, including the creation of sell sheets, brochures, leave-behinds, guest-blog posts, radio interviews, website and podcasts.

Developed and managed successful, effective social media campaigns on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to drive consumer engagement, increase brand awareness and promote other works.

Managed/collaborated with team including publishers, agents, editors, attorneys, and booksellers.

Awards include: Best Mass Paperback Fiction Novel – True West Magazine (2019); Honorable Mention - Best American Mystery Stories (2018); Silver Medal Award for Historical Fiction - Military Writers Society of America (2017); Best Short Story Award Nominee – International Thriller Writers

(2016); Book of the Year - Authors on the Air (2015); Most Criminally Under-read Author - Stalker Award (2014); Best Novel - New Pulp Award; Best Short Story – New Pulp Award; Best Author – New Pulp Award (All 2013); Winner - Tru-TV’s Search for the Next Great Crime Writer Contest (2008). EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT CORP. (ESD) —NEW YORK, NEW YORK AUGUST 1996 TO APRIL 2004 Deputy Director – Strategic Business Division/World Trade Center Job Creation/Retention Grant Program

Following the tragedy of 9-11, personally retained/attracted companies to lower Manhattan, resulting in the creation and retention of over 10,000 jobs.

Provided guidance to distressed and/or displaced companies affected by 9-11. Advised on receiving federal and state loans and grants; assisted in finding alternate space and other resources; and coordinated a variety of relief efforts with various federal, state and local agencies. Met with, presented to and negotiated with C-level executives of client companies.

Distributed over $12 million in federal funds to redevelop lower Manhattan.

Negotiated and secured economic development incentives for companies from various industries looking to expand and/or relocate in New York State.

Strategized and collaborated with ESD management on various business marketing campaigns to attract multi-national corporations to NY such as print /electronic media advertising and direct mail.

Conducted cost-benefit analyses, analyzed financial assistance applications, drafted project memos and extended offers to attract or retain companies in New York State. Schedule and Advance Coordinator, Office of the Chairman August 1996 to January 1998

Managed Chairman’s schedule, including press engagements, special events, negotiations, board meetings, as well as delegated and oversaw special projects.

Coordinated all briefing information between Press Department and Project Team for both the Chairman, board members and Governor’s Office.


Fordham University, Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

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