Alan Balch provides support to the Chief Finance & Administration Officer. Alan facilitates the Forum’s human resources, finance, facilities and technology.
Before joining the Forum in August 2017, Alan managed a variety of small businesses ranging from restaurants to independent bookstores in the Washington, D.C. area. He most recently worked for Politics and Prose Bookstore in D.C’s northwest neighborhood, and Warehouse Industries, a restaurant and retail group with business in D.C.’s Columbia Heights and Petworth neighborhoods.
Alan is from the unincorporated countryside of Northern Alabama, near Huntsville, where the cotton and the mountains collide. He graduated from the University of North Alabama and received his M.A. from the Catholic University of America.