Angie Hawk

Director of Development, BALLE

Athens, OH

Accelerate Collaboration, Act Local First, Shift Capital  |  Community Economic Development, Food and Agriculture, Funding/ Investment

Angie builds strong partnerships to improve the economic, educational, and quality of life opportunities for those living in under-served communities.

Angie has spent her more than 20-year career in non-profit leadership, organizational development, social enterprise, and fundraising. In the fall of 2015, Angie joined BALLE to serve as Director of Development. Previously, Angie served over 9 years as President and CEO of the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), a community based economic development organization, and ACEnet Ventures, a regional loan fund. In addition, she has held positions as COO for the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Director of Ohio University’s Kids on Campus Community Partnership, and public school educator. She is also a BALLE Local Economy Fellow as well as an Aspen Institute SCALE Academy Fellow. Angie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Ohio University.


  • Expanded to create 130 square feet of business development space in two cities.
  • Oversaw a nationally recognized Food Ventures Center, which serves over 300 food businesses annually.
  • Managed one of the only CDFI’s in the Ohio Appalachian region.
  • Was instrumental in establishing Appalachian Ohio region and our center as a strong regional food economy.
  • Supported hundreds of businesses in the region that relied on ACEnet.