ngela Farley is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Dallas Regional Chamber, one of the largest and most established business membership organizations in the nation, representing more than 1,100 companies and more than 500,000 employees.
Ms. Farley leads the financial and operational efforts across the DRC’s strategic pillars of economic development, talent attraction, education and workforce, as well as the pro-growth public policy agenda that supports these areas.
Before being named as CFO and COO in January 2018, for five years Ms. Farley was the DRC’s Senior Vice President of Education and Workforce, where she led the DRC’s 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.
Ms. Farley was chosen by Governor Abbott in 2018 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 also serves 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 EducateDallas PAC Board, the Texas Student Success Council, and the Junior League of Dallas’ Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Executive Women’s Roundtable.
Ms. Farley and her husband, Travis, live in Dallas and have two grown children.
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