By Amy Ramos, Managing Director, Communications
We are pleased to announce Angela Farley has joined us as Vice President of Education. A successful executive in the business community for 23 years, Angela is pivoting her career to the non-profit sector to make what was her long-time avocation in education her full time occupation.
“Angela’s passion for education, proven leadership and strategic mindset will add significantly to our expert education and public policy team. She will address the Chamber’s strategic education initiatives, enhance our focus on higher education and help the Chamber support the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Miles as they work to drive improvements in our public education system,” said Jim Oberwetter, president and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber. “We are fortunate to have attracted her to service at the Chamber, and thrilled to add her to our team.”
Farley is passionate and knowledgeable about public education, and has been president of the Irving Uplift School Board and a member of the board system-wide. A graduate of Dallas Independent School District’s Skyline High School, Farley comes from a family of public educators. Most notably, her mother taught fourth grade – a critical grade for reading, notes Farley – at several Dallas ISD elementary schools, and fueled her passion for education.
“Educating the students in our public education system has always been something that I’ve been passionate about, and I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to move my career towards a role that would allow me to make my avocation my occupation. I am very excited to be able to do that with the Dallas Regional Chamber, and am looking forward to working with our partners at Dallas ISD, the Dallas Education Foundation, EducateDallas, the community-wide collaborative Commit and the other education advocates in the community to improve graduation rates and increase education awareness throughout the region.”
A Certified Management Accountant, Farley most recently served as CFO at Command and Control Environments, Inc. in Grapevine. Prior to that, she served at Haynes and Boone as a financial consultant and as a financial consultant at the firm of McKenna and Cuneo, another nationally prominent law firm. Farley earned her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, and her Bachelors in Business Administration from Baylor University.