- North American Bikeshare Association will widen scope to include shared micromobility devices
- New leadership on board of directors will guide strategy for fast-moving changes of bikeshare industry
San Diego CA— The bikeshare industry’s first and only membership organization announces its vision for growth in 2019. North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA) recognizes the mobility industry is evolving, so it is adapting to include shared micromobility options along with bikeshare in order to continue to best serve as a resource to its members and the growing industry.
- Alison Cohen, president and CEO at Bicycle Transit Systems
Cohen has been involved in bikeshare as an influential leader for the last 10 years. She has experience in many aspects of the bikeshare industry from earning sponsorship to on-the-ground operations and customer service. Cohen leads Bicycle Transit System’s 120 employees to operate highly-utilized, financially sustainable bikeshare systems across the U.S.
- Ben Bolte, founder and executive director at GREENbike SLC
Bolte has expanded Salt Lake City’s nonprofit bikeshare system GREENbike by 400 percent since it began. For the past eight years he has worked in a variety of roles in bikeshare for the public and private sector. Bolte is also a founding member of NABSA and shares a passion for growing the industry.
- President: Kristen Camareno, executive director at Fort Worth Bike Sharing
Camareno, formerly NABSA’s vice president, will use her background in nonprofit operations, public-private partnerships, federal grant processes and long-standing experience in bikeshare and transit as 2019 president.
- Vice President: David White, executive director at Pittsburgh Bike Share
White changes America’s transportation landscape through a nonprofit operation with one of North America’s few smart bike systems and as NABSA’s new vice president.
- Secretary: Steve Hoyt-McBeth, program manager at Portland Bureau of Transportation
Hoyt-McBeth, supervisor of Portland’s BIKETOWN, will serve as secretary with more than a decade of experience in behavior change and two decades in public policy.
- Treasurer: Kären Haley, executive director at Indianapolis Cultural Trail/Pacers Bikeshare
Haley will bring her experience in nonprofit management, local government, private sector and growing Pacers Bikeshare and the Indianapolis Cultural Trails network as she serves as treasurer of NABSA.