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9/10/2019



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MTA appoints Collins as communications chief


MTA Chief Communications Officer Abbey Collins
Photo – Kivvit

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) yesterday announced it has appointed Abbey Collins chief communications officer to oversee all aspects of strategic communications. 

Collins most recently served as a director at Kivvit in New York, where she advised Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, not-for-profits and governments on strategic and crisis communications while creating public affairs campaigns.

Prior to that, Collins was press secretary to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 re-election bid and first deputy press secretary in Cuomo’s administration.

In his administration, she led communications efforts for major infrastructure projects from the opening of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to the unveiling of the Kosciuszko Bridge to the groundbreaking of Moynihan Station and Penn Station’s West End Concourse, MTA officials said in a press release.

Collins also previously served as press secretary to New York Sen. Jeff Klein, and worked at a public affairs and political communications firm.

"Abbey Collins is a world-class communications strategist and we are thrilled she is joining our team," said MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Foye. 



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