BALLE SPEAKERS

Meet BALLE's national board and staff including renowned leaders in the fields of sustainability, social finance and community-based economic development.

Christine Ageton

Chief Program Officer
Provides oversight and strategic direction for all BALLE leadership and convening programs, including Fellows and funders, while also guiding overall organizational strategy. Christine has extensive... [Read More]

Pamela Chaloult

Chief Opportunity Officer
Leads efforts to ensure a strong organizational culture, an engaged community of local economy leaders and the implementation of BALLE's vibrant strategic direction. Pamela is an accomplished... [Read More]

Jamee Haley

Executive Director
Since 2007, Jamee Haley has been responsible for developing the “Directory of Local Independent Businesses,” has produced five successful Buy Local annual campaigns, worked with... [Read More]

Elissa S. Hillary

Executive Director
Since 2007, Elissa Hillary has served as executive director of Local First, an entrepreneurial nonprofit working to build a sustainable West Michigan economy. Elissa’s tenure has been marked by... [Read More]

Leanne Krueger-Braneky

Senior Director, Strategy and Development
Leanne Krueger-Braneky was the Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN Philadelphia), a 400+ member business organization working to build a just, green... [Read More]

Kimber Lanning

Board Secretary
Kimber Lanning, BALLE Board Secretary, is an entrepreneur and economic specialist who works to cultivate strong, vibrant communities and inspire a higher quality of life throughout Arizona. Lanning... [Read More]

Michelle Long

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... [Read More]

Derek Long

Executive Director
Derek has a track record of entrepreneurism and program development in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  Most recently, he co-founded Sustainable Connections in 2002 and is the... [Read More]

Vicki Pozzebon

Principal
Vicki's background includes arts administration, nonprofit development, marketing, and public relations. Honors include Young Careerist ’06, and 40 under Forty Business Executive by New... [Read More]

Jessie Radies

Founder
As the founder of Live Local Alberta, Jessie has a vision for Alberta as a diverse, vibrant and sustainable region. Live Local Alberta is dedicated to educating consumers on the benefit of... [Read More]