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

Christine Ageton

Senior Director, Fellowship & Alumni
Leads BALLE’s services that connect pioneering leaders, including oversight of BALLE's Fellowship program; other focus areas includemonitoring and evaluation and strategy development.... [Read More]

Pamela Chaloult

Chief Operating Officer
Works collaboratively with the Executive Director to implement strategic direction inclusive of staff development, outcomes-based metrics and infrastructure. Pamela is an accomplished professional... [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
Elissa Hillary has served as executive director of Local First since 2007, her tenure marked by a period of unprecedented organizational growth. A graduate of the Community Leadership program at... [Read More]

Leanne Krueger-Braneky

Director, Fellowship & Alumni
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

BALLE 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
Michelle Long is the executive director of BALLE. She was our first co-director, then transitioned to serve on the BALLE board starting in 2003 and later returned as executive director in Fall 2009.... [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

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

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]