Bicycle advocacy group Consider Biking will be losing Executive Director Jeff Stephens in May as he transitions to a new position with a national voluntary health organization. His resignation from Consider Biking follows four years of leadership where he oversaw the growth of the organization into a sustainable nonprofit operation.
“Stephens utilized his 20 years of nonprofit experience to professionalize this young organization from scratch,” said Doug Morgan, President of the Board of Directors. “He shepherded a strategic planning process which guided Consider Biking’s growth and delivery of value to our community. Most importantly, he represented the bicycling community with professionalism, which, in turn, has attracted credibility, respect, and powerful partners like The Columbus Foundation to our cause.”
Under Stephens’ guidance, the organization launched the “2 BY 2012″ campaign to encourage an increase in commuter biking, and several new events including the BikeColumbus Festival and the Ride of Silence.
“I feel pride, satisfaction, and a tremendous sense of loyalty to Consider Biking,” said Stephens. “I am confident that our work in the past four years has positioned the organization for growth and sustainability. It has been a blessing to be a part of the Consider Biking team.”
The organization will conduct a nationwide search for a new Executive Director. A new Interim Director will be announced by the Consider Biking Board of Directors within the next three weeks.
More information can be found online at www.considerbiking.org.