About Angela

The women behind the angels.

image1 (1)As individuals, we are truly the product of what we have experienced throughout our lifetime.  I am truly blessed to have had the privilege to experience all that I have accomplished.  To help give you an overview of where I am today, I need to share with you what most recently has occurred in my life.

In 2013, while employed by Chick-fil-A I was involved in an automobile accident that left me with side effects that continue to hamper my ability to participate in many facets of the life that I truly enjoy.  Angela’s Angels is one of those organizations that I can participate now on a limited basis, and without the help of the wonderful women that give of their time and talent, this organization could not exist.  I am deeply indebted to these amazing women and am grateful and blessed to call them my friends.

Professional Experience

Angela’s Angels. Org. Inc, Latrobe, PA

Founder/President, 2006-present

  • Angela’s Angels responds to the needs of our communities by providing prom wear to help economically disadvantaged junior and senior high school young ladies FREE of charge
  • The need for Angela’s Angels is becoming more and more apparent with every flood, job loss and tear that is shed by a young lady who believes that she cannot  ‘afford’ to feel like a princess for just one night
  • Marketing, Sales, Accounting, Organizing, Purchasing and Fund Raising

Chick-fil-A, Greensburg, PA

  • Liaison to the community
  • Prepared Monthly and Yearly Marketing Plans
  • Implemented projects of product distribution
  • Designed national promotions calendar for unit marketing directors in our corporation to utilize
  • Executed goal setting and employee incentive program
  • Grand Opening Event Planner for Chick-fil-A corporate, opening Chick-fil-A stores across the country

Inspiring TIMES In Westmoreland Family Magazine, Greensburg, PA

Publisher/Owner, 1999-2009

  • Founded and executed the inception of this direct mailed family magazine
  • Constructed multi-scenario topics involving local and syndicated columnists
  • Structured and negotiated writers, editors, reporters, designers, photographers, printers, distribution personnel and web masters for the magazine
  • Conducted in-depth analysis of individual sectors of the community to consider topics of interest including local events, medical services and specialty sectors, resulting in a well-rounded publication
  • Responsible for marketing and finances of the magazine

Gateway PublicationsMonroeville, PA

Advertising Manager, 1993-1998

  • Involved in all phases of advertising including, hiring, firing, and training, and placements
  • Prepared presentations and proposals for prospective clients. Extensive contact with clients and companies resulting in increased revenues
  • Developed comprehensive valuation analyses and created integrated operating model for advertising personnel
Organization Affiliations
  • Founder and president of Angela’s Angels.Org
  • Past Board member Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce
  • Co-founder of the Westmoreland County Commission for Women and Children
  • Past Board of directors of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women
  • Past Board Member Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation
  • Past Member of League of Women Voters
  • The Jeannette Umbrella Group
  • Past Board member of CASA of Westmoreland, Inc
  • The Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Conference for Women
  • The Women’s Business Network, Inc
  • The Cerecemaggiore Association
  • A Eucharistic Minister at church
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Restaurant Marketing Director
  • Founding Member & Board Member “In Westmoreland Networkers”
  • Past Board Member Arts & Heritage Festival
  • Past Board Member of ParentWise
  • Past board Member of The Girl Scout Council
  • Past Board Member of League of Women’s Voters
Mentoring Others
  • I started mentoring with Inspiring TIMES. We had various interns from Seton Hill that we trained and later hired.
  • Founder of the Woman of Compassion Award given annually since 2008 to a deserving woman that gives of her time and talent freely-that might not be recognized for the non-profit work she does.
  • Angela’s Angels – we always welcome new volunteers that wish to help out in any capacity. Often, we find that they may not have ever volunteered before.
  • Angela’s Angels – the Latrobe Girls Dance Team. They have modeled and worked with us since 2010
  • Women’s Business Network – have mentored and been membership chair. Proud to cultivate numerous women that have never been a part of a networking organization before to join and engage in the group. I have been a member since 1999.
  • Founding member In Westmoreland Networkers
Awards
  • National Association of Professional Women 2012
  • Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce “Person of the Year Award 2012
  • Listed in the Presidential Who’s Who 2008-2009
  • The 2006 Juliette Gordon Low – Woman of Distinction Award by The Keystone Tall Tree Girl Scout Council
  • Listed as a member in the National Register’s WHO’s WHO in Executives and Professionals 2005-2006
  • Named Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business 2004
  • Women’s Business Network “2004 Woman of the Year”
  • Awarded Pennsylvania’s Top 100 People 2003
  • 2003 Recipient of the Seton Hill University Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
  • 2002 Make The Connection Award winner
Clearances
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • PA Criminal  Record Check

Our former president John Quincy Adams once said,

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

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