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
Betsy Burton, The King’s English Bookstore
Leslie Christian, Leslie Christian Financial
Merrian (Fuller) Goggio Borgeson, Senior Scientist at Natural Resources Defense Council
Laury Hammel, Co-Founder BALLE; CEO, Long Fellows Club
Manny Hidalgo, Latino Economic Development Center
David Korten, Author, Co-Founder Yes!Magazine
Chris Morrow, Northshire Book Store
Kinde Nebecker
Derrell Ness, Feathered Nesst Public House
Jamila Payne, Soul Purpose Company
Guillermo Quiroga
Paul Saginaw, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses
Don Shaffer (now Special Advisor), RSF Social Finance
Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets
Ellen Shepard, CEO Community Allies
Michael Shuman, Adjunct, Community Economic Development Program at Simon Frasier University
Judy Wicks, (now Board Chair Emeritus), Co-Founder BALLE; Founder, White Dog Café