For more than 24 years, Angela has worked in Communication strategy, media production
and creative services around the world. She has assisted corporations and humanitarian
projects with brand development and impact strategies. She has produced award-winning
television programs that include more than 120 programs that have and continue to
air in more than 200 countries and 60 languages.
Angela Ward-Costello, is CEO and founder of the Angela Costello Group, a think tank
of exceptionally gifted people from across the country and around the world. Together,
they develop creative cost effective media and public relations solutions, presentations,
special events and dynamic programming. “The sky is not the limit, it’s a great
place to start” is the company mantra.
Angela is a Virginia Wesleyan and Harvard Business School Alumni and an Ordained
Chaplin. She has served as consortium member for Harvard Business School, Harvard
Law School and MIT. She has traveled, organized and produced programs around the
world, including extensive foreign Asian business studies with Harvard Business
School in Japan. She is currently a part of the Harvard Business School US Competiveness
Project, which is attempting to identify ways to increase the opportunities available
to the youth of America.
She has won more than 47 National and International awards in the last 17 years,
as a Producer, Creator, Writer, Director and Composer including two Animation Oscar
nominations know as “Annie’s.” She has also been recognized for Public Relations
and communication strategies.
In 2009, she was recognized by Virginia Wesleyan College and presented the Distinguished
Alumnus award. In 2012 her video production presentation to Standard & Poor assisted
in saving a local city 2.8 million dollars as their city bond rating was improved
with the imparted vision of their success and resources as a community. In 2014
Angela received the VML (Virginia Municipal League) Communications Award for the
State of Virginia. She also received the Inside Business “Women in Business” Award.
Currently Angela serves as a Director on the Economic Development Authority and as
Public Information Officer for the City of Poquoson. Director of Communication for
the Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT), a member of the Board of Directors for
Virginia Wesleyan College, Hampton Roads AUVSI Board Member, Virginia MAAP initiative
for Unmanned Flight Committee Member , Education Foundation Board of Directors, and
as an Advisory Board member and Communication Director for Chaplin’s International.
She recently completed an Aerial HD filming of Poquoson with the Discovery, Planet
Professional affiliations include: The Academy of Arts & Sciences, Association for
Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, International Animated Film Society, Harvard
Alumni & Virginia Wesleyan Alumni Associations, Rotary International, Fulbright Association
and many other civic and professional organizations.
Costello Productions, which began in 1990, was rebranded Angela Costello Group (ACG)