Field of Interest:
Angela is a trailblazer in the sports industry. As Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Major League Soccer (MLS), she leads publicity efforts in the business and lifestyle space for the league. Angela is passionate about forging a new path for the next generation of female sports public relations executives, championing the new wave of leadership in the industry, and reimagining the mentorship experience. As the driving force behind the league’s multi-faceted corporate communications team, Angela’s diverse background has been critical during the growth period of MLS leading up to the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will be the most powerful sporting event in the history of North America. Since joining MLS in 2018, Angela has been instrumental in garnering positive publicity for the league and Soccer United Marketing (SUM) properties – the preeminent commercial soccer enterprise – outside the traditional scope of soccer. Previously, Angela worked at Tough Mudder’s headquarters in the communications department and spent six years working in public relations for professional football – both at the NFL headquarters and for the Washington Football Team. Angela graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a master’s degree in Sports Industry Management (2011) and received undergraduate degrees in both public relations and political science from the University of Georgia (2010) where she started her sports communications career working as a student assistant in UGA’s Sports Information Department. While at UGA, she was a member of the Epsilon Epsilon chapter where she served as Vice President of New Member Education.
What Her Nominator Said:
"Angela is an inspiration, not only to those in the Sports Industry, but to all women everywhere. Through her intelligence, compassion, hard work and dedication, she has accomplished so much in her career. The thing that sets her apart is her heart and desire to build sisterhood within a primarily male-dominate industry. She lifts up those around her and supports other women in every way she can. She has paved the way, through her example, for women everywhere, especially young women who desire to change the game."