Angela Slovachek joined The Innovation Group in February 2015 while finishing her Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of New Orleans. Angela’s previous work as a research analyst at a New Orleans consulting firm in addition to 10 years of managerial experience in the restaurant industry makes her a viable asset to the team.
Based out of the firm’s New Orleans office, Angela’s primary focus has been in the domestic market for both commercial and Native American projects. Since joining the company, she has assisted in market analyses, financial forecasts, economic impact studies and diversification strategies for clients in the gaming and hospitality industries. She also collaborates on some of the company’s international projects, providing market research for feasibility studies and white papers. Angela contributes to Emerging Leaders of GamingTM, a program formed by The Innovation Group to turn today’s young executives into tomorrow’s industry leaders, and writes articles about the “40 Under 40” award recipients for Global Gaming Business Magazine.
She is currently an active member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Louisiana Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (LAURISA), an organization dedicated to the effective and ethical use of spatial information technologies.
In addition to her MURP degree, Angela obtained a B.A. in Economics and International Development and a Certificate in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution while attending the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. With a lifelong commitment to community service, Angela proudly served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa from 2010-2012.
Angela is a passionate environmentalist, explorer and lover of all things French.