Michelle Long

Outgoing Executive Director

Bellingham, WA

Outgoing Executive Director

Provides vision, inspires greater participation and investment in economic transformation and BALLE, and aims to grow the number of businesses and investors who are committed to maximizing well-being for all.

Previously Michelle was the founding executive director of Sustainable Connections, an organization that prompted NPR Marketplace to call Bellingham, WA, the “epicenter of a new economic model.” A regular keynote speaker, she is also the co-author of Local First: A How-to Guide. Michelle is an advisor to the Schumacher Center for New Economics, was named one of the West Coast’s “top five leading ladies of sustainability” by the Sustainable Industries Journal, and in 2014 was named one of The Purpose Economy 100 for North America.

To see Michelle’s extended speaker bio click here.