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
Communication and Operations Director

Rose Palmer
Event Manager

Aaron Miller
Associate Managing Director

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


Alicia Becker
Adjunct Faculty
Social Innovation On-Campus Internships

Kurt Brown
Adjunct Faculty
Impact Investing

Dan Blake
Adjunct Faculty
Impact Investing II

Brent Goddard
Adjunct Faculty
Corporate Social Impact On-Campus Internships

Curtis Lefrandt
Adjunct Faculty

Board Members