Black History Month: Stories of Success with Christie Angel
February 22, 2022
Franklin University’s Alumni Speaker Series celebrated Black History Month with Stories of Success, featuring guest alumna Christie Angel, President and CEO of the YWCA Columbus.
This virtual program will focused on Christie Angel’s success within government and public affairs, along with her current leadership as the President and CEO of the YWCA Columbus.
The session explored how Christie’s upbringing grew her passion for community service and set her on a road of helping others. Gaining insights on how to turn your passion into a career, tips on servant leadership and how to create and environment for others to be at their best!
Meet the Speaker:
President and CEO of the YWCA Columbus
Christie Angel joined the YWCA Columbus, one of Central Ohio’s most respected social justice organizations, in 2017 as Chief Executive Officer.
Christie leverages her change management and community experience after working more than two decades in the private and public sectors of Columbus. Under her leadership the YWCA Family Center for homeless families received a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Day 1 Family Fund to provide innovative rehousing services to homeless families. Angel is now boldly guiding the agency through the COVID-19 pandemic and the current social justice movement with the transformation of the agency’s Leadership & Social Justice Department and the launch of a new racial equity training program.
Prior to joining the YWCA Columbus, Angel was principal of government relations and public affairs for Calfee Strategic Solutions and was the deputy chief of staff and external affairs and services director to former Columbus Mayor Michel B. Coleman where she served as a chief advisor to then Mayor Coleman on government relations, business, non-profit and community matters. Christie also worked in the corporate government and community relations field for a Fortune 10 telecommunications company and a boutique consulting firm.
Christie is an active and engaged member of Columbus’ civic and business communities, serving on the boards of Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County. She’s also a member of the Columbus Chapter of the Links, Inc. and the International Women’s Forum.
*Recording Coming Soon!