Interim Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Angie M. Gates was appointed to serve as the Director of the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment and Interim Director of the Commission on the Arts and Humanities for the District of Columbia. Director Gates served as the Director of the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development before that office merged with the District's Office of Cable Television. Prior, Gates served as D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Director of Inauguration and as the Director of Operations for the Mayor’s Transition Team. During Mayor Bowser’s campaign, Gates also served as the Traveling Chief of Staff.
In her current role, Gates led the efforts in the historic launch of DC Radio 96.3HD4, the District of Columbia’s first municipally managed radio station and 2nd full-powered municipally-owned HD radio station in the nation. Gates continues to play a pivotal role in the Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents 202Creates initiative which highlights the diverse and vibrant creative community in the District of Columbia.
Gates made history as the first African American General Manager of the iconic Warner Theatre, located in the heart of the nation’s capital. Her extensive experience includes work with former President of the United States Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Gates began her career as a film specialist for the New Orleans Film Commission and her film projects include Interview with a Vampire and Pelican Brief.
She is the former Associate General Manager of the historic Saenger Theatre in New Orleans and the former Director of Engagement Relations and Marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment’s Theatrical Division.
Gates received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a Master of Arts Administration Degree with a Special Concentration in Sports Management, graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Orleans. Gates serves as a Board Member of the New Orleans Theatre Association and Negro League Hall of Fame. She is also a charter member of the Upsilon Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Gates currently serves as a Governor of the Recording Academy, Washington DC chapter (The GRAMMYs).