About Us : Our Team
It takes a high quality team to develop and deliver a high quality product. So we search out only the greatest talents. Those restless experts who are equally dedicated to delivering stellar results. Then we blend their considerable abilities with our time-tested and continuously improved methods, analytical tools, and institutional assets. Because these exacting standards and resources are well-ingrained throughout AngelousEconomics, you can rest assured that your project will be nothing short of a complete success.
- Principal Executive Officer, Chief Strategist
Angelos Angelou is the Founder and Principal Executive Officer of AngelouEconomics, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in economic & business development and site location consulting.
Angelos is also the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the International Accelerator in Austin, Texas, which is focused exclusively on foreign born entrepreneurs and launching their technology startup businesses in the US. Angelos is an angel investor in half a dozen startups in Texas.
Angelos is also a founding member of the Site Selector’s Guild, the top site selector consultants group in the world.
AngelouEconomics is a leading economic development consultancy in the US. The firm has an impressive list of clients in both the private and public sector, having conducted over 650 economic development strategies for its clients and the location of nearly $18 billion in capital investments projects throughout the world.
Prior to starting AngelouEconomics, Angelos spent nearly 12 years with the Austin Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of Economic Development & Chief Economist, and brings a practitioner’s approach to AE’s economic development consulting practice. During his time at the chamber, Angelos was responsible for the recruitment of 800 technology companies and some 70,000 employees. Including, IBM, Apple, Samsung, Motorola, AMD, Cypress Semiconductor, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, and Sematech.
A highly visible leader in the field of economic development, Angelos is widely regarded as an expert on technology based economic development, public policy, investment attraction, marketing and entrepreneurship. The national and international media regularly seek his comments and insights in the technology sector and on economic development issues. He is also widely regarded as the chief architect in the establishment of Austin as a nationally recognized high tech center.
He holds an M.A. in Economics Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has also completed 1 year towards his Ph. D. in Economics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Angelos recently received a Proclamation from the Texas Governor and the Mayor of Austin in recognition for his 30-year leadership and contribution to economic development in the State of Texas and Austin.
Mr. Angelou is the Governor’s appointee to The CPRIT Oversight Committee (Texas Governor Appointee), a $3 billion Texas Grant Program specializing in Cancer Prevention, Research and Commercialization. He is a fellow at the IC2, an international think tank on venture capital and entrepreneurship. Current Board appointments include Advisory Board of The College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin (largest college at UT).
Angelos is also President of Schoox.com, and President of Gridmates, member companies of the International Accelerator. Past appointments include board and advisory posts at the International Economic Development Council, the Social Sciences Department at St. Edwards University and the World Information Technology Conference.
Angelos was awarded the US Economic Development of the Year award by Site Selection Magazine.
- Vice President & General Manager, Economic Impact & Research
As Vice President, William coordinates with the executive leadership of the firm to ensure the continued success of all departments, including Business Development, Economic Impact, Economic Development Strategy, Product Development and Site Selection and Incentives Negotiation.
As the General Manager of Economic Impact and Research, William oversees all departmental responsibilities relating to economic impact assessments, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analyses, ROI analyses, and various other economic studies.
William has devoted his career to economic development, becoming a leader in the field. He has successfully managed over 40 projects and has amassed a portfolio worth millions. A hallmark of his work is his ability to answer tough questions with data. William analyzes all factors that might affect a situation to offer a clear path of action. Clients can attest to his professionalism, positive outlook and flexibility in providing quality research and strategies that exceed client expectations.
William holds an M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Houston and B.S. degrees in International Business, Economics, and Finance from Illinois State University.
- Business Development / Project Manager
Morgan brings a unique background in program development, leadership training and rigorous data analysis to all her projects.
Morgan holds an M.S. in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco, an M.Div from Gordon-Conwell, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina.
- Manager, Economic Development Management Services
Floyd oversees the Economic Development Management Services and provides clients with custom solutions.
Floyd Akers is the former Executive Director and General Counsel for the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation. In 2003, Akers became the first in house attorney for The University of Texas at Brownsville. In addition to legal duties, he was an adjunct professor teaching both undergraduate and graduate business law courses, served as the University’s pre-law adviser, and helped create the Filemon B. Vela Pre-Law Academy to help minority students prepare for the LSAT and law school.
Floyd has served as city attorney for the City of Pflugerville and New Braunfels and as the Presiding Municipal Judge for the city of Bryan, where he was also a member of the Brazos County Bail Bond Board. He began his legal career in South Texas representing the Texas Department of Public Safety and became familiar with municipal law as an assistant city attorney in San Antonio. Akers attended the University of Wyoming where he received a bachelor’s degree in history and his law degree.
- Marketing and Business Development Manager
- Project Manager and Director of Research
Nicholas investigates, collects, and interprets both qualitative and quantitative data to provide crucial insight into the social and economic realities of client communities. Nicholas also oversees the research department and AE's internship program.
Nick is committed to air-tight analysis and understanding the client’s goals and objectives. His understanding of how residents and business owners interact with their community ensures our approach to economic development will generate positive results for years to come.
Nick holds an M.S. and B.S. in Geography from Texas A&M University.
- Project Manager, Economic Impact
Kendal assists in the development of long-term strategic growth strategies for domestic and global clients through demographic, economic and business data collection and analysis.
Kendal is understanding of the interconnections between economic, social and environmental aspects allows her to provide clients with integrated and creative solutions.
Kendal holds an M.S. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. degrees in Anthropology and Spanish from San Diego State University.
- Project Manager, Economic Impact
Anthony conducts economic impact studies for clients which measure the economic contribution of a specific program, event, or business operation. Desired outcomes for these studies often include the enhancement of marketing efforts, supporting fundraising efforts, and relationship building between public and private entities.
Anthony has previously worked on economic development projects in Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, and India, working with many non-profit organizations, universities, and private businesses along the way. He has also conducted numerous field research projects, covering topics such as International trade, development economics, and food security. Most recently, Anthony completed his Master’s thesis which evaluates trade liberalization’s impact on wage inequality within manufacturing firms in India.
Anthony holds an M.S. in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco, and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Principal Owner, Financial Management
Esther Angelou is the Principal Owner of AngelouEconomics. She is responsible for the financial and personal property management of the firm.
Esther holds a B.A. in English from the University of Texas, San Antonio.
Patricia J. Brooks is an Accountant at AngelouEconomics, where she is responsible for the General Accounting of AngelouEconomics. Patricia has over 20 years of experience in the field of accounting. Prior to joining AngelouEconomics in 2008, Patricia worked as an Accounting Manager for two tech firms for over 15 years. She began her career as an Accountant for the Department of Treasury, Manila, Philippines.
Patricia holds a B.S in Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Since its founding in 1995, AngelouEconomics has earned a reputation for being home to some of the most talented economic development and consulting professionals around. AE is equally proud of what these individuals have accomplished in their careers after their time with AE as they take on new challenges and explore new professional opportunities.
The men and women who have passed through AE have gone on to rank among the very top in the economic development industry. Former AE professionals can be found leading ED activities for some of America’s largest and fastest growing cities, managing state-level business attraction efforts, serving as specialists in high-growth industries such as Clean Energy and IT, managing site location efforts for some of the nation’s largest corporations, and applying AE’s time-tested model for economic development strategy consulting to new markets and industry niches.