“I was the chief financial officer for O’Hare and Midway airports for about 11 years. When I started at CMAP, I was familiar with aviation, but interested in learning about other transportation topics like rail, bus, and freight.
“I like to consider myself a non-traditional CFO because, most times, a CFO is only responsible for accounting and finance. I’ve had the great fortune of managing finance, accounting, IT, human resources, facilities, and procurement. I love the variety of the role, and I get to work with everyone.
“A lot of people think I’m just focused on the money, but really that is not all I am focused on. I see my role as making sure CMAP has the resources, so staff can do the work they’re passionate about. We have to manage our money, and CMAP gets federal funding, so doing the work can require jumping through some hoops first. I like to think I’m the person jumping through those hoops, so staff can do what they’re passionate about. There’s nothing more rewarding to me than people doing what they’re passionate about. I want our employees to come to work and do what they love.”
Angela plays an integral role in the work the agency does every day. As a lifelong Chicagoan, she enjoys taking in all the city has to offer, from walking and biking on the lakefront to dining in new restaurants with her son.