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League Hires Advocacy Director
Walter P. Finch
May 16, 2006
The League of American Bicyclists has hired Walter Finch to serve as advocacy director. Finch has more than 18 years of experience in the transportation industry, during which time he worked on numerous issues related to bicycling. He will be responsible for the League’s advocacy work on Capitol Hill and in states across the nation, speaking up for bicyclists with legislators, lobbyists, and their staffs.
“Walter will play a key role in implementing the League’s mission—advocating for cyclists nationwide,” said Andy Clarke, executive director. “His expertise in bicycling advocacy will be crucial as we continue to grow recognition of the importance of bicycling in America.”
Finch most recently worked as a government relations associate with G.S. Proctor & Associates, focusing on appropriations and regulatory practice. Before that he served as the chief of staff for a member of Maryland’s House of Delegates. From 1997-2001 he worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation as the Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary, Office of Intermodalism.
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org and www.bicyclefriendlycommunity.org.
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