Angela Duran, MPP is the Executive Director of Excel by Eight. She has spent the past 30 years engaged in program and policy development, strategic planning, research and evaluation, and project and organizational management across the nonprofit, philanthropic, and government sectors. Angela served as the President of Southern Good Faith Fund, a Program Officer at the Foundation for the Mid South, and a Special Assistant at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Angela was named Arkansas Business Nonprofit Executive of the Year, and under her leadership, Southern Good Faith Fund was named a Families Count Honoree by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Arkansas Business Nonprofit Organization of the Year.
Angela received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Tulsa and has a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.