Last Updated: February 12, 2020 8:24PM
Meet Terena Bell
As our Head of Global Public Relations, Terena is driven by passion for collecting and sharing stories. You can find her at our HQ in New York, collaborating and innovating with our team. By connecting our news with the outside world, Terena embodies our mission to break barriers and build bridges.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
The fact that there is no typical day is part of why I love working at Lionbridge. My job is connecting all the wonderful news we have here with the right journalists to report it. Sometimes that means connecting our India operations with Forbes for an article on industry growth; other times it means setting up interviews for our Costa Rica games testers with global entertainment magazines. With operations in 27 countries, the company definitely keeps me busy and all our Lions have such fantastic stories to share.
What is your favorite place in your office?
My office itself – not because it gets such fantastic sunlight or has an amazing view of Madison Square Garden, but because of the two wonderful ladies I share it with: Internal Communications Manager Morgen Myrdal and Communications Manager Tara Fardellone.
What is the best part of your job?
Because it’s my job to find all of our amazing stories, I really get to learn about all the different parts of the company. From interpreting to AI to content creation, I need to have a pulse on what’s going on everywhere in order to brag on that work to the press.
What is the most exciting opportunity on the horizon for your team this year?
In the past Lionbridge always worked with public relations agencies. I’m the first in-house media rep we’ve ever had. Having me here (instead of an out-of-office vendor) has helped the marketing team pinpoint all those secret stories that weren’t getting out in the press before. Since joining Lionbridge, I’ve helped us connect with Forbes, Bloomberg, TechTarget, and so many others. I can’t wait to see what new opportunities are on the horizon.
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I speak an indeterminate number of languages:
My favorite local saying is…
Meaning: you plural
A contraction of “you all,” “y’all” is the you plural used in the American South. It even has a hyperplural: “all y’all,” which is the only known hyperplural in contemporary English.
The best piece of career advice I’ve ever received is…
Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
Lionbridge makes me roar.