Board News: New Faces and New Leadership

Washington Bikes board of directors seated two new members and elected a new slate of officers at its January meeting.  Joining the board for the first time are:

  • Angela Jones of Spokane. Angela is the Director of Employment & Conciliation Services for Spokane Public Schools.  She also serves on the the Washington State University Alumni Association executive board and is the president of the African American Alumni Chapter. Angela is an avid recreational cyclist who embraced biking after a chronic knee injury sidelined her from other sports.
  • Tim Hennings of Seattle. Tim is the founder and president of the software company Catalog-on-Demand.  A lifelong cyclist, he previously served on boards for Cascade Bicycle Club and Laurelhurst Beach Club.  Tim would like to see the cycling movement grow in rural communities and see bicycle tourism as a potential tool for making this happen.

Board members returning for a new term are Sarah Gelineau of Tonasket, Jeff Petersen of Richland, and Andy Pryor of Dixie.  You can read bios on all board members on the Board page of our website.

David McLean

The board also appointed new officers for the year and named David McLean of Seattle as the president.  David has been a member and volunteer for the Bicycle Alliance since 1991.  His prior service to the organization includes volunteering for the auction, providing IT support, helping out as webmaster, being a Bike Buddy mentor, as well as being a community bike advocate.

David takes great pride in helping the Bicycle Alliance grow into the great statewide organization it is today.   He was drawn to its mission of getting more people on bikes and growing bicycling statewide.

“I would like to see bicycling become even more accepted as a valid means of transportation and recreation–where everyone who rides has access to safe, convenient and accessible places to ride. I would like to see more collaboration between all the organizations that promote active transportation and healthy active living,” David stated.  “We can do some much more if we all work together.”

Rounding out the board officers are:  Brian Foley of Black Diamond as the 1st Vice President, Liz McNett Crowl of Mount Vernon as the 2nd Vice President, Kirste Johnson of Seattle as Secretary, and John Vona of Seattle as Treasurer.  Ted Inkley, Seattle, will also serve on the Executive Committee as Past President.  View all board bios on our Board page.


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