Angela Woods

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Angela Woods
Senior Director, Corporate Citizenship
ESPN

Angela was named Director, Corporate Citizenship in June 2013. Angela has responsibility for leading the Corporate Citizenship staff in the planning and execution of day-to-day efforts, including volunteerism, cause-related projects, league relationships, and charitable giving. She will also develop the strategic plans and impact metrics for Corporate Citizenship as well as oversee program planning for U.S. regional and international offices. Angela will collaborate with The Walt Disney Company and its divisions as appropriate on corporate citizenship initiatives.

Most recently, Angela served as Director, Foundation & Community Affairs for Darden Restaurants where she oversaw the Darden Restaurants Foundation and charitable corporate giving. She also partnered with others across the enterprise to align strategies on employee volunteerism and diversity outreach to support the eight Darden restaurant brands representing more than 2,000 restaurants and 180,000 employees.

Prior to that, Angela served as Director, U.S. Corporate Responsibility for Nike, Inc. In this role, Angela led corporate responsibility for Nike’s U.S. regional offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Memphis and Portland. Her work included overseeing the national strategy and championing the execution of the company’s U.S. corporate responsibility programs to change young consumers’ lives through sport.

Also, Angela was Director of Philanthropy for American Express. During her seven-year tenure, she was responsible for managing company-wide employee engagement programs, community service initiatives, philanthropic grant-making and cause-marketing campaigns for the American Express Foundation.

Angela has also spent several years working in the nonprofit sector and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Howard University in Washington, D.C.