Angela Betancourt is a global communications specialist with more than 12 years of experience in developing, managing, and executing comprehensive integrated communication campaigns and strategies within the U.S. and international markets. She has experience working within the US, Europe, South America, West Africa, and East Africa.
Angela works with businesses, organizations, entrepreneurs, and community and government leaders to help them achieve their communication goals. She has experience creating and adapting communication strategies and messaging for a variety of audiences including internal teams, media, government officials, community leaders, non-governmental agencies, ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs), and private sector actors.
Angela has worked with brands like American Red Cross, MTV, Super Bowl XLI and LIV, Dunkin Donuts, Tourism Board of Nicaragua, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Renaissance Hotels, and a multiple Grammy award-winning musician to help them tell their story to the world.
With her deep understanding of media relations, Angela has helped her clients secure features in U.S. media platforms such as Fox Business, CNBC, USA Today, Entrepreneur Magazine, New York Post, Inc., Forbes, National Geographic, ABC and Good Morning America, as well as hundreds of regional, trade, and international publications.
From 2015 to 2017, Angela lived in Sierra Leone and served as the communications manager for Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA), a private sector development program funded by UK Aid to drive post-Ebola economic development. With SOBA, she successfully led the communications strategy for the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution, the country’s first-ever renewable energy conference attended by the President of Sierra Leone and Minister Nick Hurd from the UK. She also led the communications, operations, and implementation strategy for Sierra Leone’s first business publication, Insight Magazine.
Angela holds a Masters Degree in Global Strategic Communications from Georgetown University and a Bachelors degree in Public Relations from Barry University. She is also a 2018 Georgetown University-Santander Bank Partnership on Social Economy Summer Fellow. Angela is certified in both market systems development and monitoring and evaluation methods.
Angela is an adventurer and enjoys writing and traveling. She has been a freelance writer for over ten years and has penned articles for national, local and trade publications. When she is not traveling the world for work, she enjoys personal travel especially to places where she can scuba dive.