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Angel Nelson Named the New President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana’s Board Chair David Gallo announced the appointment of Angel Nelson to President and CEO effective immediately. Angel brings a wealth of leadership from multiple Boys & Girls Club organizations across the United States. 

“Our board of directors is thrilled to have a leader of Angel’s caliber heading our organization,” said Board Chair David Gallo. “Angel’s passion for our youth and her rich experience will keep us on a strong trajectory to grow Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana into an even greater, more successful organization.”

Angel joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana in February 2021 as the Chief Operating Officer. Angel began her journey within the Boys & Girls Club Movement in 2001 as a volunteer. In her 21 years with Boys & Girls Clubs, Angel has held many senior leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, Director of Operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Trident Area in Charleston, SC, and Area Director for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte, in Charlotte, NC. Prior to becoming the Area Director in Charlotte, NC, she was the Executive Director for Girls Inc. of Southwest Hampton Roads, Virginia. Angel served 20 years in the United States Navy. 

Angel holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration (‘12) and an Associate of Arts (‘06) from Saint Leo University. Nelson is a graduate of Boys & Girls Club Leadership University School of Management through the University of Michigan-Ross School of Business and obtained a Certificate in Human Resource Management in the United States Navy.

“I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to serve as President and CEO for this incredible organization,” says Nelson. “I am humbled to step into this role and look forward to working with the board, staff and our partners to expand upon our impact to the young people in Metro Louisiana.” 

Angel will succeed Pat Van Burkleo who retired in January after more than thirty years of service with Boys & Girls Clubs.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Administrative Office
8281 Goodwood Blvd, Suite C
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-7742
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Oscar J. Tolmas Regional Service Center
320 N Carrollton Ave., Suite 102
New Orleans, LA 70119