Angela Wier

Vice President
205.943.4778
awier@edpa.org

Joined EDPA: 1994

Education:
Davidson College, North Carolina, B.A. Music
University of Alabama, Masters in Information Science, M.S.L.S.
Erasmus University, The Netherlands, M.B.A., International Marketing

Areas of Expertise/Responsibilities:
EDPA experience includes business information, recruiting, existing industry, and innovation economy.

Developed and managed EDPA’s first business information function.
Managed recruitment projects for five years.
Manage the Foundations for Growth existing industry initiative.
Alabama Launchpad
Works closely with universities, entrepreneurs, and investors on innovation strategies for Alabama.
Advice and counsel to communities and other organizations on innovation-based economic development.
Speaker on innovation strategies, existing industry, and other economic development topics.

Professional Affiliations:
Alabama Aerospace Industries Association, Founding Board Member and Officer
Alabama Launchpad Biotech Association of Alabama, Board of Directors
Economic Development Association of Alabama
Licensing Executives Society

Other:
Instrumental in founding and organizing Alabama Launchpad.
Instrumental in founding the Alabama Aerospace Industries Association.
Advisory Board member of Auburn MIS program.

Previous Experience:
Lange, Simpson, Robinson and Somerville
Alabama Power Company

Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.