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Edward Matthew Bury, MA, APR

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


Building & Room:

Room 362


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.  In May 2020, he earned a Master of Arts degree in English from UIC. 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.  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 AJE35 Research Innovation and Implementation Management Committee

Member, Steering Committee Transport Chicago

Member,  Public Relations Society of America Chicago Chapter


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

Master of Arts in English, University of Illinois at Chicago

Licensures and Certifications

Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential