Bachelor of Arts, Communications/Journalism, California State University
Member, League of Woman Voters of Atlanta
Member, Public Relations Society of America
Member, Woman’s Transportation Seminar
Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Member, National Association of Female Executive
Director of Marketing & Communications
Torri’s extensive experience in community and public relations for transit projects has required the interpretation and implementation of state and local policies related to public transportation, public involvement program development, staff management and working closely with local jurisdictions, neighborhoods, businesses and the general public to develop and implement community construction mitigation strategies. Torri has over 25 years of experience in the areas of community relations, public relations, public sector management and rail transit construction projects. From 2006 through 2016 she worked in Los Angeles providing community outreach and public information for the project management teams for both the Phase 1 and Phase 2 design-build contractors on the Exposition Light Rail Transit Projects. Prior to the Expo Line Projects, she worked with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), where she served as a Senior Public Affairs Manager for multiple rail transit construction projects. She managed the team for the Metro Red Line Phase 2 subway, as well as worked along side the teams for the Metro Blue and Green Line light rail projects.
Further experience has included working 10 years in County Government in Atlanta, Georgia where she served as a Chief of Staff for the Fulton County Board of Commissioners District 7 office and as an Office Administrator for the Fulton County District Attorney.
REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT EXPERIENCE
MARTA Station Renaming Project: Torri developed and implemented the outreach strategy on behalf of MARTA to engage the community in discussions regarding renaming specific MARTA Transit Stations. The outreach strategy included identifying key stakeholders and organizations, coordinating and facilitating public meetings, developing collateral materials such as flyers, surveys, and handouts, developing and presenting presentations to educate and citizens and all content development for multiple social media platforms.
MARTA Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Planning, Environmental, and Design Services: Torri is the Public Involvement Manager for the MARTA Summerhill BRT Project responsible for the developing and implementing the project Public Involvement Plan that would address all phases of public outreach. She is also responsible for coordinating with the Project Team to identify key stakeholders, businesses and organizations to respond to potential design and environmental concerns.
Clayton County SPLOST Public Involvement and Communications: Torri is the Public Involvement Manager responsible for the management and implementation of the communications and public involvement plan for Clayton County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program.
Responsibilities include, coordinating with county management to identify and implement community engagement opportunities that inform the public about the SPLOST program progress, supporting the community advisory committee, developing content for county related publications, websites and social media platforms.
Connect Douglas, Douglas County: Torri oversees the implementation of the Marketing and Re-branding program developed and managed by the Collaborative Firm for Douglas County. The program involves planning, organizing and implementing a community engagement program consisting of community meetings, press events, informational kiosks, pop-up tables, collateral material development and content development for electronic newsletters, multiple social media platforms, and the Douglas County website.
GDOT I-285/I-20 West Interchange: Torri is a Public Involvement Manager for the GDOT I-285/I-20 West Interchange responsible for the developing and implementing the project Public Involvement Plan that would address all phases of public outreach during roadway construction. The audience for outreach includes elected officials at federal, state, county, and local levels, commuters, business owners, residents, school systems and trucking associations.
Fort Mac Connectivity & Access Study: Torri is the Public Involvement Manager for the Fort Mac Connectivity & Access Study. Her responsibilities include developing the Public Involvement Plan that identifies opportunities for the team to involve key stakeholders and neighborhood organizations in the study. She is also responsible for summarizing the data collected from key stakeholders and neighborhood organizations regarding identifying ways to provide convenient access between Fort Mac and surrounding communities.