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Edward Bury, Accredited in Public Relations

Public Information Coordinator

Urban Transportation Center


Building & Room:

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs


412 S. Peoria Street, Suite 362

Office Phone:

(312) 413-1967



Edward M. Bury, APR, is a senior Chicago-based communications professional/strategic thinker with proven experience in marketing, public relations and related disciplines.  He currently manages all internal and external communications for the Urban Transportation Center, a transportation research unit at University of Illinois at Chicago. During his career, he’s helped build the brand for leading Chicago-headquartered and international commercial real estate associations and developed and nurtured strategic alliances to reach goals and provide solutions.  One of 3,800 PR professionals to hold Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential, he’s passionate about the value of Accreditation in modern public relations.  He’s served on three PRSA national committees and has been an active member of PRSA Chicago for more than a decade.  In 2017 he was elected to the PRSA Chicago Board of Directors where he’ll serve as APR Chair. He blogs about “public relations and other stuff” at  Bury got his career start at the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago in 1977. 

Service to Community

Member, Transportation Research Board Technology Transfer Committee

Member, Steering Committee Transport Chicago

Member, Accreditation Chair for Public Relations Society Chicago Chapter


Bachelor of Arts in English/Minor in Journalism from Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Licensures and Certifications

Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential