Haile Johnston is a Philadelphia native whose passion is to identify and implement entrepreneurial methods for addressing the diverse needs of communities. Haile is also the board chair and a founder of the Common Market Philadelphia, a nonprofit distribution program for locally grown food. This collaborative effort of many of the region’s leading food access and local food advocacy agencies has developed distribution infrastructure which connects local farms to Philadelphia’s communities and institutions. The Common Market opened in May of 2008 and is currently supplying Philadelphia area hospitals, universities, public and private schools and eldercare facilities with locally and sustainably grown nutritious foods. The Common Market is “your trusted source for local farm food.” A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Haile has utilized his formal training in entrepreneurial management for social good. Haile is currently the Pennsylvania State Director of the Center for Progressive Leadership (CPL) where he seeks to build on his experience to promote progressive values and improve capacity within diverse communities.