Women in Defense Lunch & Leadership Series – August 2021 Event

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Women in Defense - Michigan Chapter

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Join WID-MI for a monthly virtual program that includes esteemed speakers and topics aimed to educate, motivate and inspire.

August Featured Speaker: Angela Ambrose, Vice President Government Relations and Communications – General Motors (GM) Defense

Join WID-MI for a monthly virtual program that includes esteemed speakers and change-makers covering personal and professional development topics aimed to educate, motivate and inspire.

Angela M. Ambrose is the Vice President of Government Relations and Communications for General Motors (GM) Defense LLC. She is responsible for executing external affairs, working with the Executive and Legislative Branches of government, and managing the development and implementation of strategic communications, media relations, and marketing.

Prior to joining GM in 2019, Ambrose led government relations for Accenture Federal Services (AFS) for defense, intelligence, cybersecurity, and veterans’ affairs. During her time with AFS, she created an aggressive legislative strategy that supported critical business initiatives and guided capture activities to support growth in new business areas.

Ambrose served as the chief congressional strategist for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) from 2011 to 2015, analyzing congressional authorization policies, annual appropriations, and Executive Branch fiscal year budget requests. She provided intelligence to NGAS profit and loss divisions, with a specific focus on defense and civil space, unmanned systems, manned aircraft, strike platforms, restricted programs, and emerging strategic capture priorities.

Ambrose held two senior roles as a federal civil servant in the Executive Branch from 2008 to 2011. She served as a senior Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and as the Deputy Director of Congressional Affairs for the Department of Defense Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). During her tenure at JIEDDO, Ambrose received two Superior Civilian Service Awards.

From 2002 to 2008, Ambrose served as a senior policy advisor to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. While managing a variety of statutory oversight issues in the Legislative Branch, her time on Capitol Hill was predominately focused on appropriations, defense, homeland security, veterans’ affairs, and foreign operations matters.

Ambrose earned a B.A. in communications from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College, with additional studies in national security at the National Defense University. She was appointed to the board of the National Defense Industrial Association in November 2019.

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