We’re delighted to welcome Brighid O’Keane to the Advocacy Advance team. Brighid, pictured below with Jeff Peel and Bill Nesper from the League staff, is actually a brand new employee of the Alliance for Biking and Walking and will be working alongside Jeff and Darren Flusche on our joint advocacy advance initiative that is supported by SRAM.
The team is working on an exciting series of resources and training materials for state and local advocates that will help unlock more Federal funding for biking and walking – Brighid has a ton of experience with effective communication techniques that will be a great help as the team hits the road for training courses later this year.
Andy Clarke was appointed to the position of Executive Director in April of 2004 after successfully leading efforts to create, interpret and implement the various transportation programs that are available to improve conditions for bicycling and walking as the League’s State and Local Advocacy Director. Before joining the League in February 2003, Clarke was on contract to provide technical assistance to the highly regarded Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center on site at the Federal Highway Administration. He is on the Board of Directors for America Bikes, and a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals.