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League Board Member named BTA Executive Director
Oregon's Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) announced today that Rob Sadowski will become their new Executive Director. Sadowski is a member of the Board of the League of American Bicyclists and currently serves as Executive Director of the Chicago area's Active Transportation Alliance (formerly known as the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation) for six years. Congratulations, Rob.
"We are overjoyed to have Rob join us in the Pacific Northwest. He not only brings strong experience with bicycle and active transportation issues, he also brings deep organizational development and strategic skills. With his experience on local and national issues, we are confident that he is the right person to advance the bicycling movement for Oregon," said board chair Mary Roberts. The addition of Mr. Sadowsky to the BTA concludes a recruitment process that involved input from BTA members and non-members alike as well as key people throughout the cycling community nationally.
Mr. Sadowsky leaves the Active Transportation Alliance having grown the budget of the organization from $1 million to $3 million and from a staff of 10 to more than 30. During his time at the Active Transportation Alliance, he oversaw a successful rebranding of the organization from the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation to the Active Transportation Alliance, the development of a 20 year strategic plan for cycling in the Chicago area, and the creation of a professional services organization developing non-motorized transportation plans to numerous Midwest communities.
Rob had been among those listed as candidates for the position by BikePortland in December.
The President of the Board of the Active Transportation Alliances wishes Rob the best.
Finally, speaking of BTA, here's a nice write up of their experience at the National Bike Summit.