About Angela

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Angela Williams is the current Representative for the Colorado House of Representatives for House District 7. She is also the Agency Principal of the Angela Williams Insurance Agency Inc., an Allstate Insurance Company affiliate. Angela is an active community leader devoting her efforts towards: working families; small business growth; mentoring & leadership development; and ethnic, racial, and gender equality.

Political

Before being elected as a citizen representative, Angela volunteered on a number of campaigns, initiatives, and Democratic Party activities.  She worked with her predecessor, former State Representative and Speaker of the House Terrence Carroll, on his re-election campaign.  She also served on the State Finance Team for then Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.  She also served on the Obama for American Leadership Circle Campaign Committee.  In campaigning against the “Right to Work” anti-union initiative and the vehicle impoundment initiative, which she publicly called a “racial profiling” effort, she became more educated in public policy and helped ensure that both initiatives were defeated.

In 2009, Angela announced her candidacy to replace term-limited Speaker Carroll as the State Representative for House District 7. Williams was elected to the Colorado House of Representative in 2010 as a Democrat. She was re-elected in 2012. Williams represents House District 7 which comprises the Northeast Denver neighborhoods of Green Valley Ranch, Montbello, Park Hill, Stapleton, and also includes Denver International Airport.

As a member of the Colorado House of Representative, Angela is the Chair of the Business, Labor, Economic and Labor Committee. She is also a member of State Military & Veterans Affairs Committee and the House Services Committee.

With a strong business background and interest in small business development, Angela strives to reduce red tape on small businesses and protect the health, safety and rights of Colorado workers.

Angela was appointed to the National Will/Wand Board in September 2012.  She is also currently the National Financial Secretary of NOBEL/Women, and serves on the NCSL Business & Economic Development Committee.  She serves on the Executive Committee of National Black Caucus of State Legislator and State of Colorado Chair.  She also serves on the Board of the Colorado Women’s Legislative Caucus.

Angela has founded three non-profit organizations in her career:
The Colorado Black Chamber Foundation – Chamber Connect Leadership Development Program
The Colorado Black Caucus of Black Elected Officials
The Black Democratic Legislative Caucus

Awards

2013 Cable Telecom Association- Advancing Investment in Telecom Award

2013 Colorado Beautillion, Inc. – Distinguished Panel Award

2013 Independent Bankers of Colorado – Spirit of Independence Award

2013 Colorado Civil Justice League – Common Sense in Courtroom Award

2013 Denver Business Journal Power Book 2013 – Region’s Top Business Newsmakers

2012 Colorado Black Women for Political Action – Political Award

2012 Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association – Legislator of the Year Award

2011 Society of Black Engineers Award

2011 Colorado Association Institute – Legislator of the Year Award

2011 Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce – Wellington E Webb Political Award

2011 Alpha Kappa Alpha – Legislator Award

2010 Omega Psi Chi Fraternity, Inc., Eighth District – Citizen of the Year Award

2009 University of Colorado at Denver – Rosa Park’s Diversity Community Award

2009 Omega Psi Chi Fraternity, Inc. Chi Chi Chapter – Citizen of the Year   Award

2009 National Council of Negro Women, Inc. – Business/Community Service Award

2009 Allstate Insurance Corporation – Corporate Responsibility Award

2008 Auraria Campus Black Women’s Network – Trail Blazer Award

 

Professional

Angela Williams is the Owner of Angela Williams Agency, Inc.. She founded the firm in October 2001.

Before starting her own business, Angela had a number of positions in the non-profit and corporate arenas. She was the Director of Personnel Services for the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver from 1988 – 1995. She transferred to Rhode Island and worked as the Director of Human Resources for the YMCA of Greater Providence. In 1997, she returned to Denver CO and worked her way up to being the Field Operations Manager for Qwest Communications. Her last position before opening her firm was with Cisco Systems as a Customer Advocacy Service & Support Manager.

Since her start as an entrepreneur, she has been very successful in meet her customer’s needs while reaching business development goals. She has received a number of awards and recognitions that include:

  • 2009 President’s Conference
  • 2009 5 Year Honor Ring Recognition
  • 2006 Chairman’s Conference Recognition
  • 2006 National Conference Recognition
  • 2006 Honor Ring Recognition
  • 2004 National Conference Recognition
  • 2004 Honor Ring Recognition
  • 2004 Triple Crown Recognition
  • 2003 1st Quarter Line Leader AFS Production
  • 2003 Allstate Bank Premium Deposits Recognition
  • 2003 Honor Ring Recognition
  • 2002 Agency S.T.A.R. Results
  • 2002 Honor Ring Recognition

Angela earned her Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Northeastern State University.
Angela holds a Colorado Insurance Producer License and a Series 6 Colorado Variable Producer License.
In July 2012 Williams was awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education.

 

Community Service

Angela Williams served as a National Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Angela Williams was recently appointed by Mayor Michael Hancock to the Crime Prevention Control Commission and the Taxi Cab Advisory Committee.

Angela was appointed by the State Democratic Party Chair to serve as the 2012 Co-Chair of the Platform Committee.

Angela Williams is an active community leader. She was appointed by then Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to the Small Business Advisory Board.

Williams is a former Vice-Chair of the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She has also served the Board of Directors for the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Foundation, Stapleton United Neighbors, and the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  She is a member of Greater Park Hill Community, Inc., the Far Northeast Neighborhood Association, and the A. Philip Randolph Institute.

As a co-founder of Chamber Connect, the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce leadership development program, she has been essential to the professional growth of dozens of Colorado’s future minority business leaders. Williams volunteers in charitable activities such as feeding homeless families and low-income seniors, as well as mentoring youth and personally developing young professionals.

 

Personal Life

Angela Williams was born on February 14, 1964 in Okmulgee, OK to Larnell Williams and Catherine Williams. She is the 5th child of 7. She is the proud mother of her son Brandon.

Williams is a resident in Denver’s Stapleton neighborhood. She enjoys biking, reading, and riding her horse Spider.