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Kelly Ballard

2014 Speaker

Kelly Ballard is the executive director of Bazaarvoice Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity that works to catalyze the next generation of highly-educated, entrepreneurial youth who will become our most innovative business and community leaders. Ballard is responsible for BVF’s overall strategy, well-being and results. Under her leadership since 2012, the foundation has granted $157.5 thousand to 14 nonprofits, served 38,440 K-12 youth, raised $1.06 million in donations and mobilized Bazaarvoice employees to fill 1,907 volunteer positions related to BVF’s mission. Ballard currently holds the chair position for both High Tech Community Partners (YaYa) and Austin Corporate Impact Network (ACIN). She also sits on the steering committee for Central Texas Education Funders (CTEF) and is a former Young Nonprofit Professionals Network board member. Ballard was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Profiles in Power Rising Star award and helped Bazaarvoice and Bazaarvoice Foundation earn the 2013 Entrepreneurs Foundation Community Excellence award. @bazaarvoice