Angela Blanchard, President and CEO, BakerRipley
Angela Blanchard, President and CEO of BakerRipley, is a globally recognized expert practitioner in community development, disaster recovery, and effective long-term integration for immigrants and refugees. Blanchard’s breakthrough strategies have successfully revitalized neighborhoods in Houston, while providing a powerful model for cities across the globe facing the complex challenges of community transformation. Blanchard’s genuine reverence for people and her unique ability to bring them together in unprecedented ways have played a pivotal role in the growth and impact of BakerRipley. The agency serves more than half a million people in almost 50 counties in Texas.