Angela Rose Juzang, born and raised in Gulfport, Mississippi, is a brand strategist, author, speaker and marketing professional dedicated to developing business solutions by customizing strategic frameworks through consulting and creating innovative campaigns. Angie’s 30 year career has included management for a national retail company and a successful advertising sales profession as an account executive for a television broadcast affiliate. She currently serves as the marketing director for one of the largest healthcare systems in Mississippi. She is responsible for managing all external and media-specific communications, implementing traditional and digital advertising platforms, and coordinating corporate and community relations.
Angie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a concentration in international affairs and minor in women’s studies from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Her passion for organizing opportunities for civic engagement to include African Americans and women became apparent during her college years as she helped relaunch Georgia State University’s NAACP campus branch, as well as coordinated the implementation of a college chapter of the National Organization for Women.
In 2013, she founded The Legacy Group, an organization dedicated to enhancing the economic prosperity of African American professionals and business owners. Recently, Angie helped expand the scope of work of the organization to include all minorities and co-founded The Legacy Business League in the hope minorities in Mississippi use their collective voices to make a stronger financial, political and community impact. The name of the organization was an homage to her father, Dr. Gilbert R. Mason, Sr., a civil rights leader and physician who successfully paved the way for African Americans to utilize the sand beaches through desegregation and integrated the Biloxi School District among other notable social justice accomplishments. Angie is narrowly focused on honoring and ensuring the legacy of those that fought for the freedoms are remembered through measurable, intentional action and that minorities and younger generations understand and capitalize on the power and influence that comes from overcoming systemic racism and unimaginable adversity.
Angie is a change-agent and thought-leader who has received multiple community awards and accolades for her networking platforms, business development and leadership including the Gulfport NAACP’s Drum Major of Peace, Top 10 under 40 and Top Community Business leader from the MS Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, and most recently, the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Business Women in Mississippi. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast (Emeritus), Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, City of Gulfport Civil Service Commission, president-elect for Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi and 1st Vice Chair for the Gulfport NAACP.