League of American Bicyclists Staff
Andy D. Clarke
andy at bikeleague dot org
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. In addition to his strong policy background, Clarke has managed a range of bicycle and pedestrian planning projects at the state and metropolitan levels and has worked extensively with state and local advocacy groups. Clarke is a 1984 graduate of the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom with an undergraduate degree in Law. He is on the Board of Directors for America Bikes, and a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professionals.
Program Manager, Bicycle Friendly Business & Bicycle Friendly University
alison at bikeleague dot org
Ms. Dewey joined the League in March 2008. For four years prior to that, Dewey worked for Massachusetts-based Landry’s Bicycles. She spent two years managing a store and two years as Marketing Coordinator. She also served three years on the board of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition. Dewey has a MA in International Relations and Communications from Boston University and is a graduate of St. Olaf College. She spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, where her bicycle was her primary mode of transportation. She enjoys training for triathlons with her family and commutes to work by bike.
darren at bikeleague dot org
Darren Flusche joined the League in April 2009. Before moving to D.C., he worked for six years in New York City on a number of urban policy areas including transportation, education and philanthropy, and the arts. Darren has earned a B.A. in history from Syracuse University and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in public policy analysis from New York University.
Darren commutes to work by bicycle daily.
Director of Operations
lorna at bikeleague dot org
Ms. Green joined the League in April 2007. With more than 30 years of accounting experience, Lorna has worked for a variety of for-profit and non-profits organizations. As the mother of two grown sons, she's working right now to incorporate bicycling into her exercise routine.
Membership and Education Assistant
ariell at bikeleague dot org
Ms. Heacox joined the League in 2012 as the Membership and Education Assistant. Formerly, Ariell was a Program Intern with Atlas Corps, and a swim instructor. She has a B.A. in History from the University of Pacific, in Stockton, CA. She wants to combine biking with her passion, swimming.
Legal Specialist, Advocacy Advance
ken at bikeleague dot org
Mr. McLeod joined the League in 2012 after graduating from William & Mary School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia. During law school he worked for a private law firm in Cambodia and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Prior to that, Ken worked at a law firm in Orange County and a legal services provider in Seattle. He graduated from Pomona College in 2007 with a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He began using his bike regularly after college and has been car-free since February.
liz at bikeleague dot org
Ms. Murphy joined the League in January 2013. She previously worked as a reporter covering the Justice Department. Liz has journalism and women's studies degrees from Penn State University. She commutes to work on her bright red bike daily.
Vice President, Programs
bill at bikeleague dot org
Nesper directs the Bicycle Friendly America Program, which includes the Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly University and Bicycle Friendly Business recognition programs. Bill first joined the League as a Membership Assistant in 2002 and moved in 2005 to manage the League education programs and Bicycle Friendly Community Program. He holds a BA in History from the University of Florida and an MA from George Mason University. Nesper is a proud member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.
Events and Outreach Manager
katie at bikeleague dot org
Ms. Omberg joined the League in April of 2010. For the two years prior, she worked at the Corcoran College of Art + Design as the Pre-College Coordinator and Campus Administrator. Omberg has a BA in Religion from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. She enjoys biking to work.
Equity and Outreach Fellow
hamzat at bikeleague dot org
Mr. Sani joined the League in September 2012 after working with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Before working in biking, he worked with Martin Luther King Jr.’s son as a Program Associate at The King Center in Atlanta. A founder of the Red, Bike and Green chapter in Atlanta, Sani sees biking as a hub for change on the communal level.
Director of Education
alissa at bikeleague dot org
Ms. Simcox joined the League in July 2011. For the 5 years prior, she worked with the Congressional Youth Leadership Council and the National Association of Home Builders designing, implementing, and managing their education programs. She holds a BA in Education and Recreation and Leisure Administration from Florida State University. She enjoys her daily bike commute in D.C.
Director of Communications
carolyn at bikeleague dot org
Ms. Szczepanski joined the League staff in March 2012. Carolyn has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and worked as a reporter for nearly 10 years before moving to D.C. to become Communications Coordinator at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. Carolyn is also a columnist for Bicycle Times magazine and a contributing writer for Momentum magazine.
Vice President of Government Relations
caron at bikeleague dot org
Prior to joining the League of American Bicyclists in 2012, Ms. Whitaker served as the Campaign Director for America Bikes where she coordinated and implemented America Bikes federal policy agenda. Before that, she worked for the National Wildlife Federation on smart growth, international policy, and community engagement. In addition, Caron served as a Community Land Use Planner for the State of North Carolina Division of Coastal Management, providing technical assistance to local governments and staffing a stakeholders’ council responsible for revising state planning regulations. She has a Masters in Environmental Management for Duke University, Nicolas School of the Environment and a Bachelors of Arts from Williams College.
Director of Membership
scott at bikeleague dot org
Mr. Williams joined the League as Director of Membership in April 2010. For the four years prior, he worked providing technology consulting and solutions to nonprofit organizations with Community IT Innovators. He has an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University and has been published in Nonprofit Quarterly and In These Times. He has been a regular bike commuter for the last decade.
Chief Operating Officer
jakob at bikeleague dot org
Jakob Wolf-Barnett joined the League in April 2013. Prior to working with the League, Jakob was Chief Operating Officer of Revolution Cycles, a group of bicycle retail stores in the DC Metro area. He loves all of his bikes equally and his favorite ride is his daily commute in from Arlington. Jakob is the Chair of the Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee and believes that bikes can be a part of the solution to many problems. He has a degree in Kinesiology from James Madison University.
Program Manager, Bicycle Friendly Community & Bicycle Friendly State
nicole at bikeleague dot org
Ms. Wynands joined the League in July 2011 after working for two years at the World Bank. In 2007, she was a member of the team that organized the world bicycling conference Velo-city in Munich as part of an internship with one of the leading bicycle transport planning firms in Germany. She holds a BA in Political Management from the University of Applied Sciences Bremen and a MA in Community Planning from the University of Maryland.