NC3’s Board and Staff:

Angela Barbash

Angela Barbash

Investment Advisor, Revalue; Board Chair, NC3

Location: Michigan

Angela is the co-founder of Revalue, a registered investment advisory firm located in Michigan that serves individual investors interested in values-alignment and investing locally. She has 14 years’ experience as a financial advisor and has been a key leader in the community capital movement in Michigan.

Brian Beckon

Brian Beckon

Managing Attorney, Cutting Edge Capital; Vice-Chair, NC3

Location: California

Brian is an attorney with over two decades of experience working for nonprofits, start-ups, and publicly-traded companies. His experience spans a diverse range of industries, including finance, software, publishing, energy, and philanthropy. He currently serves as Managing Attorney of Cutting Edge Counsel and Vice President of Cutting Edge Capital.

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Downtown & Economic Development, City of Adrian, MI; Secretary, NC3

Location: Michigan

Chris is the lead economic developer for the City of Adrian, Michigan. Chris speaks across the nation on economic development strategies, notably on investment crowdfunding, public-private partnerships, and the community capital movement. He led Michigan’s investment crowdfunding law, working with advocates in the legislature and across the state.

Janice Shade

Janice Shade

Founder, Initiative for Local Capital; Treasurer, NC3

Location: Vermont

Janice is the founder of the Initiative for Local Capital and co-founder of Milk Money VT, an intrastate investment crowdfunding platform driving investment to local Vermont businesses. She is an entrepreneur and marketing/finance professional with 20 years’ experience in brand management, strategic planning, and financial analysis. Previously, she served as the Founder/CEO of TrueBody Products, a founding board member/Executive Director of Local First Vermont, and the CFO/VP Operations of Mamava, Inc.

Amy Cortese

Amy Cortese

Journalist & Author; Founder, Locavesting.com; Co-Founder, Investibule

Location: New York City

Amy is a Brooklyn, NY-based journalist whose work has appeared in publications including the New York Times and Business Week, and author of the book Locavesting, which chronicled the local investing movement. She is editor of Locavesting.com, a media & educational site that covers the emerging community capital field. Most recently, she co-founded investibule.co, an aggregation platform for community-based offerings spanning Kiva loans to JOBS Act crowdfunding.  

Bill Huston

Bill Huston

Founder & CEO, Our Crowd Rocks; Founder, WeCycl; Marketing & Media Relations, Buy the Block

Location: Kentucky

Bill Huston is the Founder and CEO of Our Crowd Rocks, a crowd investing consulting and management agency that focuses on urban economic development. Bill was named one of the Top 19 crowdfunding experts globally by Inc. Magazine in 2014. Bill has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for startups and other organizations. Bill is a founder at WeCycl.net  and Marketing and Media Relations Manager for Buy The Block crowd investing platform.

Lexx Mills

Lexx Mills

Impact Investment Associate, Port Covington Development Team

Location: Maryland

 

Amy Campbell Bogie

Amy Campbell Bogie

Executive Director, NC3

Location: North Carolina

Amy is passionate about growing sustainable local economies, with more than eight years’ experience building networks and organizations in the community economic development sector. Her research and consulting practice focus on community-based financing opportunities for place-based ventures, with an emphasis on local securities offerings and new investment crowdfunding laws. She serves as the Executive Director of the National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3) and as an Associate with Croatan Institute. A recent graduate of the Bard MBA in Sustainability, Amy previously earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management through Duke University’s Continuing Education program.

Advisors:

Michael Shuman

Michael Shuman

Consultant

Amy Pearl

Amy Pearl

Director of Community Development, SeedPay

Arno Hesse

Arno Hesse

Slow Money N. California Investor; Founder, Credibles

Lina Buffington

Lina Buffington

Marco Vangelisti

Marco Vangelisti

Economist, Educator, Founder, "Essential Knowledge for Transition" (ek4t)

John Katovich

John Katovich

Lawyer, Entrepreneur, President, Cutting Edge Capital

Andrew Dix

Andrew Dix

Founder & CEO, Crowded Media Group