Angela is the secretary for the Board of Trustees. She brings a unique perspective to the board both as a civil servant working to improve conditions for business in New Bedford, and as the parent of GLCPS students. She joined the team at the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC) in 2007 and has served the organization for over 8 years, most currently as the Director of Business Development. Ms. Johnston oversees a wide range of outreach and marketing campaigns targeting the low-to-moderate income small business and entrepreneurs in the city of New Bedford. Ms. Johnston’s primary role is to assist existing and new business in securing funding and training to develop or expand, resulting in job creation and retention.
Before joining the NBEDC, Ms. Johnston had a career in design, sales and marketing in textiles and managed her own small design business in New York City. Her past experiences bring strong planning, management and results-driven practices to the organization.
Angela has been a New Bedford resident for more than 12 years and lives with her 3 children and husband, Douglas.