Our Team

Gina Balke, Executive Director

Gina Balke is the Executive Director of FaB Wisconsin. She leads all aspects of the business network serving the state’s food and beverage industry, working with its members, Executive Board, and Council on strategic initiatives and programming. Prior to this position, she served as Director of Talent, Vice President of Industry Engagement, and Chief Operating Officer for FaB. Gina served as a chair of our Talent Forum from 2013-2019.

She brings 13 years of industry human resource experience to the team, most recently as Senior Human Resource Generalist with Ocean Spray Cranberries. Gina graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Emily Allen, Director of Communications

Emily Allen is the Director of Communications at FaB Wisconsin and has been with the organization since 2013. She manages FaB’s marketing and communications, creative services, and website, as well as providing technical and administrative support.

Prior to joining FaB, she worked in career education and web production. Emily graduated with honors from Alverno College with a bachelor’s degree in professional communication.