Angela Harless, CEO
Angela is CEO of AcrobatAnt, an advertising agency with offices in Tulsa, Okla., and Dallas. She began her marketing career in 1997, while still in high school, working as an office manager for Tulsa advertising firm Fireant. Angela continued to work with members of Fireant through subsequent mergers and acquisitions, advancing her career in positions that ranged from account executive to media buyer. Then, in 2008, she and four partners formed AcrobatAnt, with Angela assuming the role of managing director. Today, she is the only remaining original founding member of AcrobatAnt, which in 2021 formed a partnership with Dallas-based Aletheia Marketing & Media.
In her more than 25 years of business experience, Angela has partnered with clients in a variety of industries to help them reach their business goals. As CEO, she stays involved in the many facets of the agency and client relationships, including strategic planning, media, research, budgeting, branding, and campaign execution. Her industry expertise includes healthcare, financial services, architecture/engineering, commercial real estate, and senior living communities.
Angela has been recognized by Oklahoma Magazine as one of its “Top 40 Under 40,” a group of the best and brightest young business and professional people in the state. She serves on the boards of two Tulsa organizations—the Association for Women in Communications and Young People of the Next Generation—and is a member of VEST, a curated network of impactful women focused on supporting, connecting, and elevating each other.
Angela earned an MBA from the University of Tulsa and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northeastern State University.