The Team

Faculty and students work together to make the Ballard Center a unique place for learning and putting that learning into practice.

Providing more than 5,800 students per year with quality programming requires the collaboration of several team members. See below to learn more about our incredible contributors:

Management Team

Todd Manwaring
Founder & Director

Alicia Gettys
Managing Director

Steven Fox
Managing Director

Aaron Miller
Associate Managing Director & Professor

Chris Silvia
Associate Managing Director & Professor

Eva Whitesman
Virtuous Organizations Initiative Director & Professor

W. Gibb Dyer
Academic Director
O.L. Stone Professor of Entrepreneurship

Rose Palmer
Event Manager

Cheryl Crockett
Human Resource & Finance Manager


Dan Blake
Adjunct Faculty
Impact Investing II

Kurt Brown
Adjunct Faculty
Impact Investing

Brent Goddard
Adjunct Faculty
Corporate Social Impact, On-Campus Internships

Curtis Lefrandt
Adjunct Faculty

Jill Piatcitelli
Adjunct Faculty
Social Impact Projects, On-Campus Internships

Jeff Shumway
Adjunct Faculty

Board Members