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Angela Val

Chief Administrative Officer, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

As an external community builder and broad strategic planner, Angela Val strives to lead by example with an approachable and earnest executive style. In her current role as chief administration officer (CAO) at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) she is responsible for government and external affairs and managing the day-to-day operations of the PHLCVB.

Prior to joining the PHLCVB Angela served as the deputy executive director of Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC). In that role she was tasked with mobilizing internal resources and community partners to successfully prepare for, implement and host the DNC.

Angela was also a member of the award-winning Visit Philadelphia team for 16 years. During her time there she worked her way up from executive assistant for the president and CEO, to vice president and chief external affairs officer (CEAO). As a member of the executive staff, Angela helped to establish the organization as a powerhouse that builds the region’s economy and image through destination marketing and branding. In her role as CEAO she served as liaison to the Visit Philadelphia Board, advocacy agencies, elected officials and other stakeholders. Angela also directed, supported and executed some of Visit Philadelphia’s most successful campaigns and initiatives, including With Art Philadelphia, Philly 360, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, the Philly Overnight Hotel Package and the implementation of a hotel booking engine.

She is committed to building Philadelphia’s business and cultural communities and currently serves on the board of Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund, dedicated to strengthening communities and empowering youth through advocacy. She is a past board member of the 3rd Century Initiative (3CI); PHL Diversity; Rittenhouse Row Association; the Philadelphia Music Alliance; the Philadelphia Chapter of the Black Alliance for Educational Options and the Professional Women’s Roundtable.

A native of Maryland, Angela received a Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University. She began her career with Hospitality Partners as a Catering and Sales Manager.