Prior to founding Longview Strategies LLC, Lust served in various management positions, including 12 years as senior executive of a community foundation. Known for her professionalism and ability to connect big picture ideas to discrete tasks and resources that help others achieve maximum effectiveness, Lust has designed and guided complex projects, trained and counseled numerous individuals, and is adept at facilitating conversation among diverse stakeholder groups. Angela is most inspired by helping others envision, articulate and implement steps that enhance their effectiveness and that of their business or community. She delights in navigating comprehensive multi-faceted projects that call for vision, creative alternatives, or challenge of existing assumptions. To any engagement, Lust brings commitment and compassion to improve conditions for those involved.
Angela’s academic credentials include a Masters of Business Administration degree from West Texas A&M University and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) certification from The American College. During her years in the information technology field, she achieved designation as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). While focused on a regional prosperity initiative, Lust was invited to participate in an 18-month leadership intensive, the Community Foundation Circle (CFC) organized by Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) and RSF Social Finance. The invitational CFC was designed to build the field of social finance and to connect leaders, spread solutions and attract investment for local economies. Currently, Lust is pursuing designation as a Certified Exit Planner (CExP) for business succession.
She is a natural connector whose current volunteer commitments include service on the boards of the Amarillo Area Estate Planning Council, the Amarillo affiliate of Financial Service Professionals, and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship based in Lincoln NE. She is also a member of Business Enterprise Institute, an international network of business exit planners.
Angela may be contacted here.