Angela Byrd is a seasoned communications and PR executive. She is Founder and CEO of PICG Inc., a public relations firm based in Baltimore, Maryland where she personally delivers in creating and implementing impactful PR campaigns that have consistently met and surpassed client objectives. “The relentless passion I have for my craft speaks volumes for me.” Angela’s record of proven results rests on her extensive experience in areas including marketing and strategic communications, media relations, social media, market research, community relations and public affairs ― coupled with her deep commitment to building trust and reputation for clients. Some of her accomplishments include helping to garner local news Emmy attention for Baltimore’s ABC2 News Making A Difference segment featuring a chef client, responsible for bringing local press coverage to HBO Network’s The Weight of the Nation Press Conference in Baltimore, and boosting media presence and visibility for Suited to Succeed’s successful 15th annual fundraiser in 2015. In addition to her PR assignments, she performs branding, image, and marketing consulting work for entrepreneurs.
Angela has spent more than 20 years in the corporate scene working for companies including Constellation Energy (Baltimore Gas & Electric), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland, T. Rowe Price and Associates, Lucent Technologies, and WBAL-TV. Inspired to leverage her talents and knowledge of communications and PR consulting to help influence others on how to showcase the best of their talents and shine, she left the corporate scene in 2011 to start her own public relations company and a non-profit organization.
Leveraging her talents for community service and leadership, she proudly shares the role as Founder of EachOne TeachOne Culinary Arts Foundation with celebrated personal chef and caterer, Jeff Hunt. EachOne TeachOne Culinary Arts Foundation is a newly-formed non-profit organization based in Charlotte where she assumes the role of President and COO. Additionally, Angela serves as an executive board member of the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists and on the board of directors for Suited to Succeed.
Focused on engaging in current industry trends, Angela has been active in a number of professional and civic groups. She is a member of the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists, American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, and the National Association of Professional Women. She was featured in the July 2012 issue of the Prince George’s County Women’s Journal as one of the Business Women in Profile.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she holds a BA in Mass Communications from Towson University, studied Publicity and PR from Johns Hopkins University, and a former MBA candidate from the University of Phoenix.