ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--()--The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a global leader in financial services, announced today it has promoted Luella Chavez D’Angelo to chief communications officer.
“Since joining the company, she has built a best-in-class operation from the ground-up, establishing strong relationships around the world. Her extensive management experience and knowledge of the business makes her the right leader for this combined role.”
Chavez D’Angelo will report directly to Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, and will lead all global corporate communication strategies for Western Union’s multi-channels and multi-products, in addition to Corporate Social Responsibility and the Western Union Foundation social initiatives.
“Luella has been a driving force in transforming the Western Union brand among consumers, NGO’s, elected officials and other key audiences,” said Ersek. “Since joining the company, she has built a best-in-class operation from the ground-up, establishing strong relationships around the world. Her extensive management experience and knowledge of the business makes her the right leader for this combined role.”
Chavez D’Angelo has a multi-faceted background in corporate communications, marketing, public affairs and philanthropy. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, Western Union Social Ventures and president of the Western Union Foundation.
Chavez D’Angelo serves on a number of national and regional boards and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and a master’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Finance, from the University of New Mexico. She is married, has three children and resides in Denver, Colorado.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of September 30, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 510,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $81 billion of principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.