Jacquie Baly, President, of BalyProjects, LLC, has been a leader in the Houston region’s business and policy communities for more than two decades. She began her career as a city and regional planner for numerous entities, then served as a gubernatorial appointee on water and wastewater issues and most recently served as an elected official.

Ms. Baly founded BalyProjects in 1999 with the objective of providing public affairs, public policy and planning services to individuals, institutions, small businesses, government and corporations.  Ms. Baly is also a co-host of FOX 26 KRIV’s The RoundUp which airs every Sunday morning 6 AM – 8 AM.

Ms. Baly has been featured on KUHF, KTRH, KTRK and several radio stations discussing policy matters.  She also lectured on public policy and urban politics at the University of Houston for over 8 years.

Over the years, Baly has received many awards including: ABC/13 Woman of Distinction, Outstanding Young American, U of H “Rising Star” Alumnus of the Year, U of H “Black Alumnus” of the Year, Dynamic Woman of Houston, Most Influential Woman in Houston, Top 25 Women of Houston, Fort Bend Entrepreneur of the Year, Outstanding Young Texan, Outstanding Young Houstonian, (Texas Executive Women’s) Woman on the Move, and Outstanding (Fort Bend) Business Executive. Before forming BalyProjects, Baly was Vice President at the Greater Houston Partnership. She has also worked as the director of Planning and Community Development for the cities of Seabrook and Sugar Land.

Baly has served on several boards, including: Texas Lyceum, Houston City Hall Fellow, Parks Youth Ranch Advisory Board, Texas Dragon Boat Association, Alley Theatre Advisory Board, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce-Infrastructure division chair, Texas CASA-Director, Fort Bend Boys’ Choir-President, YMCA-Past President, The Chinquapin School’s Board of Trustees-Past Vice President, Fort Bend Education Foundation-Gala Chair and Board Member, Sugar Land Economic Development 4-B Corporation-Director & Vice President, Sugar Land’s Intergovernmental Relations subcommittee (legislative liaison).

She is also a member of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Transportation Infrastructure Advisory Committee, the Transportation Policy Council, Fort Bend County Mobility Planning Committee, The Center for Houston’s Future Business Leadership Forum; Leadership Houston, Class XVIII; Rotary International and the Sugar Land Exchange Club.

A native of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Baly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science and a master’s degree in City Planning specializing in Public Policy. She is also a classically trained flutist. She is the proud mother of two phenomenal sons, Raphael and Alexandre.