Chicago, Illinois, United States
Ms. Hopson has over 15 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and small business advocate. Ms. Hopson is active in many civic organizations and has been a board member of several, currently serving as a member of Woman Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), as well as the Chicago, Western Pennsylvania and Houston affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). A devoted mother of a special needs son, Angelia has been actively involved in helping him navigate the school system over the years by working directly with school administration as well as outside counsel and mental health professionals. Her son is a second year student at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL studying general education and planning to major in audio engineering. Angelia and her son are working on projects to assist the special needs community. With a keen sense for legacy Ms. Hopson created the Annie B. Brown foundation in 2011. Established in honor mother of her late mother, the foundation benefits the under resourced residents of the Austin community in Chicago Illinois by providing colon cancer awareness and screenings.