Northern California Leadership Team

Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Stacy Williams, President

Stacy Williams is originally from Ethel, Louisiana and moved to San Francisco in 2000. She works the American Institute of Architects, an organization that focuses on community involvement, education, and advocacy for the architecture and design communities. Outside of the office you can generally find Stacy hiking the Marin Headlands, gardening or in the yoga studio.

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Estelle Smith, Vice President

Estelle Smith is originally from Oscar, LA. She graduated from LSU with a BA in Criminal Justice/Sociology and headed west to San Francisco. She works with Watson at IBM embedding the AI solutions across their customers. Estelle teaches cycling classes and loves hiking with her dog Beau.

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Mary Ballard, Treasurer

Mary attended Archbishop Chapelle High School in New Orleans. She graduated from LSU with a BS in Accounting and completed a Mastery Level Certification program in Real Estate Financing. Mary works in the software industry and was named a patent inventor for her contributions in developing an approved process methodology for customer relationship management (CRM) business solutions. Mary is an avid traveler. Her last adventure was to base camp of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

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Melissa LaBauve, Secretary

Melissa is originally from Houma. After gradating from LSU she received her JD from Loyola University Law School. She recently started her own intellectual property firm, LaBauve IP Law, specializing in trademark enforcement, prosecution, and brand management.