TV Station's Website Profiles 'List' Founder Angie Hicks '95
February 15, 2011
February 15, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Shortly after graduating from DePauw University, "In 1995, (Angie) Hicks was new to Columbus, Ohio, and frustrated by how difficult it was to find the best local contractors and doctors," notes a story by Phoenix, Arizona ABC affiliate KNXV. "Knowing there had to be a better way, Angie literally set out door-to-door recruiting members and collecting consumer reviews from friends and neighbors," writes Susan Casper of Hicks, a 1995 DePauw graduate.
"Taking this 'ask-your-neighbor' approach to a higher level, Angie used the detailed feedback to provide reliable, unbiased ratings and reviews on local services, which is now known as Angie’s List. Today, more than 1,000,000 consumers use Angie's List to find high quality contractors, service companies and doctors."
Hicks, founder and chief marketing officer of Angie's List, is the subject of the station's "10 Questions" feature. It cites her bachelor's degree from DePauw (where she was an economics major and Management Fellow) and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and is accessible at ABC15.com.
Recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Hicks was honored in 2009 with DePauw's Robert C. McDermond Medal for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.Back