Welcome our new Executive Director, Betsy Blanchard!
Betsy joined Youth Business Alliance (YBA) in 2020 as Executive Director. For more than 20 years, Betsy has dedicated her career to serving organizations that empower and educate under-resourced communities. Along with YBA partners, speakers and supporters, Betsy is committed to elevating YBA’s impact, helping youth develop the skills necessary to succeed in life and in their careers. Prior to joining YBA, Betsy served as Director of Development at Bresee Foundation and Proyecto Pastoral. She served in program management and fund development roles at Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, the YWCA of the City of New York and New York Cares. She co-founded a small start-up organization in New York City, Girls CAN, a Girls Community Action Network. Ms. Blanchard earned her BA at Amherst College and her Masters’ In Social Work at Columbia University.