Angelina Spencer, Washington, DC
President, Empowerment Enterprises, Ltd.

Angelina Spencer 1 to 1 Crop Linked Angelina Spencer is considered a highly effective government relations specialist. Her gifts include advocacy, analytics and negotiation. Sometimes called the “lobbyist for lobbyists,” elected officials and clients often praise her diplomacy skills. She possesses a great ability in persuading oppositions to execute circumspection on heated legislative issues.

In 2015, Spencer was an “ICE Director’s Service to Homeland Award” nominee for meeting the mandates of the White House & Congress in the battle against human trafficking. Additionally, Spencer and her colleagues met with Maria Odam, DHS Chair of the Blue Campaign, to discuss future anti-trafficking public policy measures.

In March 2015, she was named as one of Naples Illustrated’s Leading Ladies and a “Woman to Watch,” an honor voted upon by the community-at-large.

Establishing an anti-human trafficking outreach program with a law enforcement officer, businesses and advisory attorneys in 2009, Spencer’s public policy work with federal special agents at the Department of Homeland Security was featured in Homeland Security’s Federal Blue Campaign on Capitol Hill in 2011.

In 2010, her graduate work at The George Washington University caught the attention of Homeland Security Investigations. She was granted an audience with the honorable Alyce Hill, Janet Napolitano’s general counsel at DHS headquarters, where a COAST program to combat human trafficking was launched. The plan pairs U.S. business with law enforcement, to educate citizens about the growing crime of human trafficking.

Angelina is a summa cum laude graduate of Ursuline College with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in strategic public relations from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, co-earning its prestigious Henry D. Paley valedictorian award in 2013, out of 400 students. She is also a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Collier Class 2013 and was accepted as a 2014 Ph.D. candidate to Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program.

In addition to her work, she is a vetted volunteer with the Collier County, Florida Sherriff’s Department where she collaborates with the Special Crimes Bureau Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.

Angelina served as a Vice Chair on the board of directors for the PACE Center for Girls Collier at Immokalee, FL (an alternative school for at-risk youth), where she taught life skills for SW Florida Junior Achievement and volunteered as a Breakfast & Books mentor.

She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and its Capitol Chapter, The Executive Women’s Golf Association, The Naples Press Club, The East Naples Civic Association and serves on the Greater Naples Better Government Committee in Florida. She also serves as a committee member for the 2016 ZOObillee for the Naples Zoo in Florida.

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