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Angela DeVere | Director of Membership Marketing and Events, CAEL

Angela DeVere | Director of Membership Marketing and Events, CAEL

Current Position and Past Experience
Angela DeVere is the Director of Membership Marketing and Events at CAEL, a role she has held since 2022. Before this, she served as the Executive Director of the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce in Galena, Illinois. Earlier in her career, she worked as a high school teacher at Providence High School in San Antonio, Texas, and as an admissions officer for Kaplan University.

Angela has extensive expertise in non-profit membership growth, significant-scale events, relationship building, and strategic planning. She joined CAEL in 2022 and has primary responsibility for the strategy and activities to grow and diversify CAEL membership, strengthen member relationships, and increase member engagement. She also supports CAEL's industry-education coalition partners, EPCE and NACTEL, and coordinates CAEL’s involvement in other industry events.

Before CAEL, DeVere served as Executive Director and Social Media Manager for the Galena Area Chamber of Commerce in Galena, Illinois, where she increased membership to historical numbers by utilizing effective digital marketing practices and increased public awareness through print and social media platforms. DeVere is also the co-founder of for a small town that receives 1MM+ tourists each year. Before her work in Galena, DeVere taught performing arts and managed student recruitment at Providence The College Preparatory School for Girls in San Antonio, Texas.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Harvard Business School - Certificate, Global Business 2022

Harvard Business School - Certificate, Power and Influence for Positive Impact 2023

US Institute of Diplomacy and Human Rights - Certificate, Human Rights Consultant 2022

DeVere holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Angela is a published author with certifications in Sound Healing and Music Therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, traveling, photography, videography, sound healing, gardening and volunteering. Angela resides in Galena, Illinois with her family and their cat, Clarabelle.

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