Over the last 15 years, BALLE has been privileged to work with many leaders in the localism movement. Our past Board members include:

Baye Adofo-Wilson, Deputy Mayor for Economic Housing and Development (City of Newark)
Matt Bauer, CEO and Co-Founder at Sparrow
Leslie Christian, Leslie Christian Financial
Merrian (Fuller) Goggio Borgeson, Senior Scientist at Natural Resources Defense Council
David Korten, Author, Co-Founder Yes!Magazine
Derrell Ness, Feathered Nesst Public House
Jamila Payne, Soul Purpose Company
Paul Saginaw, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
Don Schaffer (now Special Advisor), RSF Social Finance
Andy Shallal, Owner, Busboys and Poets
Ellen Shepard, CEO Community Allies
Michael Shuman, Adjunct, Community Economic Development Program at Simon Frasier University