Luella Chavez D’Angelo

Chief Communications Officer, Western Union

As Chief Communications Officer, Luella Chavez D’Angelo is responsible for developing and implementing a global communications and corporate social responsibility strategy for the company’s growing array of products and delivery channels. In addition, she oversees Western Union's Social Ventures department, and the Western Union Foundation, together with its Board of Directors.

Chavez D’Angelo has been with Western Union since 2000, when she was appointed the inaugural director of the First Data Western Union Foundation. During her tenure as Western Union Foundation President, Chavez D’Angelo built a widely respected, high-impact organization, distributing nearly $90 million in support to more than 2,500 non-profit, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 130 countries.

Prior to joining Western Union, Chavez D’Angelo served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and as Director of Marketing for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. She also served as Vice President of Institutional Development for the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

Chavez D’Angelo received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and a master’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Finance, from the University of New Mexico.

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