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Angela Washington
National Business Development Specialist/Minority Business Development Agency

Angela  Washington  is  a  National  Business  Development  Specialist  in  the  Office  of National Director (OND) for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).  She joined MBDA in January 1999.

Washington is an experienced government   executive   with   a   proven background   in   helping   minority businesses gain access to capital, financing, and federal contracts.  She is a proactive team leader  who  excels  in  assisting  federal  agencies  meet  their  procurement  goals,  by incorporating highly capable firms into various acquisition programs.  She is an excellent communicator with first-hand  operational  experience  as  identifying  over  $50  billion public and private sector contract opportunities for minority business enterprises.

Washington has over eighteen years of experience in the federal government, where she started in 1996 through an internship program and has since served through four presidential administrations. She  has  held  various  program  level  positions  in  several  agencies such  as  the  Office  of  Personnel  Management,  the  Department  of  Agriculture,  and  the Department of Commerce.   Washington  studied at the University of Maryland,  majoring in  Business  Information  Systems.  She  is  a  member  of  the  National  Association  of Professional  Women  and  serves  as  a  Project  Director  for  the  non-profit  Travels 4  Luv, where she mentors at risk youth and educates them on the benefits of entrepreneurship.