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Angela Williams


Angela Williams has dedicated her professional career to advocating for children facing adversity. Her passion, strategic vision, and capacity for executing on tactical plans have made her a leader within three distinct industries: higher education, nonprofit executive leadership, and financial services. Angela’s early affinity towards business management is the cord that binds her three decades of professional experience together. Her success can be attributed to emotional intelligence, a winning attitude and good old-fashioned problem solving.

Angela works manager for Ascensus, in its Government Savings division. Ascensus is the largest independent recordkeeping services partner, third-party administrator, and government and health savings facilitator in the United States. Her team of sixteen institutional relationship managers, representing 9 states, work to build awareness and educate institutional clients about 529 plans. This work allows for Angela to maintain her commitment to helping underserved young people win in life.

Prior to Ascensus, Angela worked as an executive in the nonprofit space. In 2010, she joined the nation’s premier mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA). Prior to joining BBBSA, she served as an executive for numerous nonprofits throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area, including the Regional Arts Commission and the St. Louis Black Repertory Company. Her personal development was fortified by 3 years of national service, as an AmeriCorps Member.

Angela is a graduate of Visual & Performing Arts at Shaw, MarqueBe, and Central High Schools, the trifecta! She played the violin for twelve years, holds a BA in Education, Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Master of Business Administration, and Series 6 & 63 licensure. She is the very proud mother of two sons, Damani, 28 (late), and Kahlil, 21.