KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world's leading professional association for angel investors, today announced the election of new Board members Elaine Bolle, Angela Jackson, and Kevin Learned to three year terms. Additionally, three ACA Officers were re-elected for the fiscal year, including Christopher Mirabile (Chair), Linda Smith (Vice Chair), and Parker MacDonell (Secretary-Treasurer).
"ACA is committed to seeking leadership with demonstrated experience and understanding of angel investor needs because we rely on their support and guidance to help us deliver the highest level of professional development and networking opportunities to our 13,000 active, world-class angel investor members and 250 angel groups and platforms," stated Marianne Hudson, ACA executive director.
Elaine D. Bolle is an active angel investor, board director and advisor leading domestic and global organizations from start-ups to $750M+ enterprises. She has built and successfully exited several early stage venture backed companies including Achex, a payment processor, sold to First Data Corp. She currently focuses on early stage entrepreneurial ventures serving as a Director and past president of RTP Capital Associates, an angel investing network in North Carolina. In addition to her work with ACA, Bolle serves on the Board of Directors of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and Dress for Success Triangle NC. She is an Entrepreneur in Residence at First Flight Venture Center one of the nation's largest high science incubators.
Angela Jackson is co-founder and managing director of the Portland Seed Fund, a private/public seed fund with $10 million+ under management, and also oversees the award-winning Portland State University Business Accelerator. Jackson has made angel investments in multiple sectors and advised entrepreneurs and seed-stage companies across a broad spectrum of industries. She is a past president of the Portland chapter of Keiretsu Forum, and served as Chair of one of the nation's largest angel investment competitions, Angel Oregon. Jackson was recently named the 2015 Woman of Influence/entrepreneur category by Portland Business Journal. In addition to her work with ACA, she serves on the boards of Crowd Supply, the Oregon Film Board and TIE Oregon.
Kevin Learned is a partner in Loon Creek Capital Group, which assists communities in creating angel funds, and is past president of the Boise Angel Alliance. Learned has been involved with the angel funding of more than 30 companies and invested in and was administrator of three angel funds. He is also an entrepreneur and cofounded LearnedMahn, a Boise software company that supplied software nationwide to the banking and hospital industries. Dedicated to education, he earned a doctorate in entrepreneurship, was a college professor and associate dean of the business school at Boise State University; past president of the College of Idaho; a counselor in the Idaho Small Business Development Center in the Boise State College of Business and Economics; and founding director of Venture College at Boise State, a co-curricular program in entrepreneurship.
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About the Angel Capital Association (ACA)
As the voice of the angel investors, ACA offers professional development, public policy advocacy and significant benefits and resources to its membership of more than 13,000 accredited investors, who invest individually or through its 250 angel groups accredited platforms and family office members. Since its founding in 2005, ACA has built the world's largest collective of angels across North America, and aligns like-minded angels to build their early-stage investment skills and share innovative ideas and practices. More information is available at: ACA events and Forbes and Inc. columns, and at www.angelcapitalassociation.org @ACAAngelCapital; #TheAmericanAngel.
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