Community Outreach Manager
Mr. Tim Cooke, Community Outreach Manager for Assedo Consulting, is experienced in implementing outreach and communications strategies for state and local governments both as a consultant and as a public servant. He began his career 13 years ago as a public relations specialist in the transportation field, assisting and leading outreach efforts for major transportation projects in the Washington, DC and Baltimore MD metropolitan areas. His strong organization skills make him an expert at proactively communicating planning, construction, and post-construction engineering concepts to stakeholders, including local and state politicians, and adjacent communities affected by large-scale projects.
Mr. Cooke has developed, implemented, and overseen numerous high-profile transportation projects in planning and construction. His project experience includes outreach on: the construction of the $2.5 billion State Highway Administration (SHA)/Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Intercounty Connector (ICC); the planning of Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) Purple Line project; and the re-decking of the bridges on I-95 just south of the Fort McHenry Tunnel.
Other notable leadership efforts included managing communications for the Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MVA) Highway Safety Office (MHSO) encompassing all marketing campaigns, writing Maryland’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) and Highway Safety Plan (HSP), Annual Report, and managing the office’s extensive social media campaigns.
In his free time, Tim runs and plays in Mid Atlantic Wiffle (MAW), the largest unrestricted speed Wiffle Ball tournament circuit in the country (www.midatlanticwiffle.com). He also developed and oversees the graphic design elements for MAW. Tim is a diehard Baltimore Orioles, West Virginia University football and basketball fan. Tim will tell you that there isn’t a more relaxing way to unwind from a day than going to a baseball game.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations, minor Technical Writing, Salisbury University – 2004