Passionate Advocate for Sustainability, Governance and Social Justice Causes
Areas of Expertise
As the Chief Audit Executive for the top commercial, private and native casino companies verifying the accurate implementation of financial and administrative policies and procedures across all functions/departments. Angela is an industry leader in corporate governance in a heavily regulated industry. She has demonstrated her strengths while navigating and leading through the rapidly evolving climate. Over the last 20 years, the casino industry experienced immense growth and development in technology which prompted significant changes in laws and regulations, as an auditor, she had to say abreast of the trends for risk assessment evaluations. Angela was instrumental in assisting with the accomplishment of strategic and operational objectives by evaluating and providing recommendations for improving the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes
Faced with challenges of refocusing audits beyond accounting, policies and procedures to technological controls and innovation both immediate and foreseeable, Angela, teamed with the Audit Committee, confronted, and resolve multifaceted compliance issues instilling an appetite for a responsible gaming enterprise. She balances her zeal for working for a dynamic company with profitable growth while mitigating risk. She spearheaded robust audit and compliance environments to address the steadfastness of the company’s framework. Sought out for her strategic acumen, operational, risk management, regulatory management and leadership, Angela was appointed to the Governor’s Administration as the Administrator for the Division of Gaming for the Department of Administration. She expanded her knowledge base by accepting a second appointment as the Administrator for the Division of Management Services for the Department of Safety and Professional Services. Currently, Angela oversees administrative services to the Office of the Secretary and all other divisions within the Department. These services include strategic planning, budget, accounting, information technology, safety, and fleet and facilities management.
A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Angela earned her B. S. in business administration from Christian Brothers University and her M.B.A. from Webster University. She began her hospitality and entertainment industry career at Harrah’s Entertainment, MGM Mirage/Hyatt Gaming and Potawatomi Casino where she quickly earned promotions to Chief Audit Executive.
Aligned with recent leadership in state government, Angela has volunteered in leadership roles for agencies who honor sustainability and socially responsible causes. She has been on the Board of Governors for The Institute