Angie Hawk

Director of Development for College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati Foundation

Athens, OH

Accelerate Collaboration, Act Local First, Shift Capital  |  Community Economic Development, Food and Agriculture, Funding / Investment

Angie Hawk joined University of Cincinnati Foundation to serve as the Director of Development for College of Allied Health Sciences in 2017.  Prior to joining UCF, Angie held leadership roles in the nonprofit and high education sectors.   She served as Development Director for Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, a North American economic development organization based in Oakland, California.  From 2006 to 2015, Angie served as executive director of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, a regional economic development organization and loan fund covering the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio.  Her responsibilities included fundraising, board support and development, operations, business incubation services and facilities, and strategic partnerships.  Other leadership and fundraising roles included COO for the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and Director for Kids on Campus, an Ohio University community partnership based in the College of Health Sciences & Professions.

Angie has a BS in elementary education and a MA in public administration from Ohio University.  Her professional development also consisted of two fellowships – The Aspen Institutes SCALE Academy (2007) and the BALLE Local Economy Fellowship (2013).  Over her career, Angie has served on a wide range of local, state, and national boards and committees related to education and economic, community and workforce development.


  • Expanded to create 130 square feet of business development space in two cities.
  • Oversaw a nationally recognized Food Ventures Center, which serves over 300 food businesses annually.
  • Managed one of the only CDFI’s in the Ohio Appalachian region.
  • Was instrumental in establishing Appalachian Ohio region and our center as a strong regional food economy.
  • Supported hundreds of businesses in the region that relied on ACEnet.