She lives in Michigan City with her husband, Jeff, who is a retired veteran of the U.S. Army. They have four children: Kayla, a licensed social worker; Briana, an exercise physiologist; Xavier, who is serving in the U.S. Air Force; and Sydney, a Junior at Indiana University studying Human Resources Management.
As founder, owner, and operator of I&D Squared, Angie combines her passions of community, equity, and leadership. A Certified Diversity Professional she brings a positive influence on organizations, businesses, city residents, and students. She provides unconscious bias training, facilitates strategic planning, and assists with non-profit establishment and oversight. Prior to offering her consulting services, Angie built her career in the business world working at SBC Communications (now AT&T) and NiSource.
Angie graduated from Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1995 and later attended Indiana University Northwest, earning a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs in 2010.
As a dedicated public servant, Angie is currently in her second tenure on the Michigan City Common Council. Her primary responsibilities in this elected role include producing, developing, and collaborating on key legislative initiatives, as well as analyzing and approving budgets and appropriations. She was first elected as a Councilwoman At-Large to serve on the Council from 2008 to 2011. When she felt the calling to public office once again, she was elected a second time to the Common Council and began her current term in 2020 and was elected by her peers to be Common Council President in 2022.
Leadership and personal development are key attributes that Angie values – in herself as well as others. As such, Angie is a 2010 graduate of Leadership La Porte County, a 2013 graduate of Leadership Northwest Indiana, has completed the NiSource Women’s Mentoring Program in 2014 and Leadership NiSource in 2016. She became a Certified Diversity Professional in March 2021, adding to her previous certifications including Cultural Intelligence (Level 1 and Level 2), Unconscious Bias certification through the Cultural Intelligence Center, and she is a credentialed Lean Six Sigma Green Belt through Indiana University Northwest.
Angie also values community service and has made it a priority to devote her time to many local non-profit and organizational boards and committees. She freely shares her talents to help others succeed. She has volunteered with several local organizations including The Salvation Army of Michigan City, the Rotary Club of Michigan City (STRIVE Mentoring Program), Vibrant Communities Steering Committee, Fly High Youth, REAL Services, Dunebrook, and Save the Dunes. She is a member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, where she serves as Executive Secretary.
Placing a high value on education, Angie has played a key role in several local initiatives to help others reach the next level. She was instrumental in establishing the Energy Academy Program at the LaPorte Career and Technical Education Center at A.K. Smith. For more than 10 years, she has facilitated college and scholarship workshops for students, predominantly for first-generation college students. Now she is working on a new project, City Connect, to ensure opportunities for graduating seniors at Michigan City High School.
Angie is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Links Incorporated and the National Drifters. These are women organizations built on empowering the community. She has received numerous accolades for her commitment. Angie has been recognized with the following honors: 2022 Paul J. Alinsky Excellence Award (Rotary Club of Michigan City), 2020 NAACP Trailblazer Award (LaPorte County), 2018 Humanitarian of the Year (Michigan City Human Rights), 2017 United Way of Laporte County Volunteer of the Year, 2016 Outstanding Alumni Community Service Award (Leadership LaPorte County), 2014 Leaders as Heroes Award (South Shore Leadership Center), 2014 Up and Coming Business Women of the Year (NWI Influential Women) and the 2013 Lester Radke Community Service Award (Dunebrook).