COO & CFO, Dallas Regional Chamber
Angela Farley is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC), which has been recognized as National Chamber of the Year.
Ms. Farley leads the financial and operational efforts across the DRC’s strategic pillars of economic development, talent attraction, education and workforce, and diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as the pro-growth public policy agenda that supports these areas.
Prior to being named COO & CFO in January 2018, Ms. Farley was the DRC’s Senior Vice President of Education and Workforce for five years, where she led efforts to grow and develop the region’s existing talent and workforce. In this role, she was responsible for connecting business members with education programs, legislative efforts, and partnerships to support regional educational improvements and workforce readiness from pre-K through higher education.
Before joining the DRC in 2012, Ms. Farley was the CFO of Command and Control Environments in Grapevine, Texas. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Certified Management Accountant and consulted for several national firms, including Haynes and Boone LLP, serving clients in highly regulated industries with a specialty focus on government contracts and accounting investigations.
In 2018, Ms. Farley was chosen by Governor Abbott to represent the state of Texas at The White House Summit on State-Federal STEM Education, led by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She has also served on a number of boards and councils, including as Governor Abbott’s appointee to the Pathways to Technology Advisory Council, the Dallas County Workforce Board, the Texas Student Success Council, and the Board of Directors for the American Chamber of Commerce of Executives (ACCE). She currently serves on The EducateDallas PAC Board, the Junior League of Dallas’ Advisory Board, the Broadway Dallas Board, and the Board and Executive Committee of the DRC. She is also a member of the DRC’s Executive Women’s Roundtable.
Ms. Farley and her husband, Travis, live in Dallas and have two grown children.