UCD Welcomes Angela Dowd-Burton as New Garden Court Board Representative

Dec 17, 2019 6 months ago

At our December 16th meeting of our Board of Trustees, the UCD board approved Angela Dowd-Burton as the new representative for Garden Court Community Association. Our board, composed of community, business, institutional, and non-profit leaders from within University City, underwrites our Clean and Safe program and provides much-needed operating support.

Angela is currently a Senior Advisor to Econsult.  Previously, she served as president of the Women’s Business Development Center and Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ. Prior to that, Angela was appointed by Mayor Michael Nutter and reappointed by Mayor Jim Kenney to serve as Deputy Director of Commerce for the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) in Philadelphia. She strengthened the capacity of small businesses to successfully contract with the public, private, and non-profit sectors. During her appointment, disadvantaged businesses increased registration with the city by more than 91% and were awarded 30% of city contract dollars. 

Angela has held positions in the private sector, including working with Dow Chemical, Rohm and Haas, Sunoco, and Mobil. 

She serves on the Drexel University LeBow College of Business Advisory Board, the Cabrini College Board of Trustees, the Women’s Leadership Forum Advisory Board and the National Black MBA Association Philadelphia Chapter Advisory Board. She is a former chair of the Philadelphia City Council Economic Opportunity Review Committee, cochair of the Women’s Initiative of the United Way responsible for developing the Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow Program. Angela is founder and past president of the Women’s Leadership Forum of Greater Philadelphia, connecting corporate networks that empower and expand the professional growth and contribution of women. She also served on the Girl Scouts Board of Directors Nominating Committee. Angela is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and served as Vice President of Operations on the national board, Editor of the national newsletter, and President of the Philadelphia Chapter.  Angela holds an MBA in finance and a B.S. degree in accounting from Drexel University. 

We are very excited for Angela to bring her extensive experiences to our board. 


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