Angela Y. Douglas
Angela Douglas is native and resident of Chester SC. She serves as the Principal Strategist for Douglas Strategy Group LLC. She assists local governments, political candidates, small businesses with operational management, strategic planning, and leadership development. Her goals are to
inspire and assist in creating optimal growth and success.
In the summer of 2015, Angela won nearly 60% of the vote for a 3-way special election for an open seat on Chester City Council. In May 2017, she was the top vote-getter of the night in her uncontested bid for re-election. As a councilwoman, she seeks to increase transparency, improved community relations, sustainable growth, and responsible leadership to her hometown. Angela has been a lifelong activist and community leader. Her desire to uplift communities and empower women has shaped her career.
Prior to her start with Douglas Strategy Group, LLC, Angela was a university Lecturer of political
science and public administration at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She was also
the Program Coordinator for the Master of Public Administration program. She taught
undergraduate and graduate courses in American National Government, Campaign Politics,
American Political Culture, Public Administration, Urban Government, and Social Policy. She still
researches and speaks on rural politicking in the south, social capital, women’s and children’s
health policy, and social welfare policy making in the American states. Angela has worked and
volunteered on several campaigns and is extensively involved in SC politics.
Angela has also worked as the Program Coordinator of Health Professions Data for the SC Office
of Research and Statistics and as a Labor Market Analyst for the SC Employment Security Commission.
She is a tax consultant with her AFSP designation. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Master of
Public Administration degree in Transportation Systems Analysis and Public Management from
Georgia State University, and is currently writing her dissertation toward her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of South Carolina.
In 2008, she co-founded a nonprofit organization, The Rosa M. Douglas Scholarship Foundation, which focuses on increasing awareness and capacity for women’s health and leadership along the I-77 corridor between Charlotte NC and Columbia SC.