The BTA is excited to welcome five new members to the Board of Directors. We’d like to thank BTA members who participated in the election and voted to approve the board’s recommendation of the five new candidates and nine members seeking to renew their terms.
Our newly elected board members are profiled below. They will be officially seated in October. See the full board roster here.
Lanny Gower is the licensing and operating tax manager for Con-way Freight Inc. He brings experience in government relations and strong connections in the transportation industry combined with a passion for bicycling. Lanny is an avid cyclist who has been riding for 25 years in the Portland area. He has worked to create a supportive bike commuting culture at Con-way by starting a bike committee to encourage employees and management to bike to work. He is also one of the founding partners of the Fat Tire Farm bike shop.
Valerie Hoyle is just finishing up her first term as a State Representative of House District 14 and has 25 years of experience working in the bicycle industry, both in retail sales and wholesale distribution. She represents a working class and rural district in West Eugene and Junction City with connections to a key constituency that the BTA needs to reach in order to create change in transportation policy. Prior to becoming a Representative, she served as director of United Way 100& Access Health Care Coalition, International Sales Manager of Burley Design and was a legislative aide to Senator Floyd Prozanski.
Lois Moss has twenty years of experience working in the bicycle industry and non-profit sector. Prior to moving to Portland, Lois was the founder and director of Walk+Roll Cleveland, field coordinator for Bicycling Magazine’s BikeTown program, and the co-founder and co-owner of Century Cycles in Ohio. Having traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, Lois is familiar with what makes successful bicycle advocacy programs and services in diverse communities. She is skilled in communications, marketing, and networking.
Dennis Mulvihill served as Government Relations Manager at Washington County for twenty four years before retiring in 2012. Prior to that he served as Waste Reduction Manager and worked as a legislative aide in Salem. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Portland State University. Dennis grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where the bicycle gave him access to all areas of the rural community and influenced his understanding of physical health and social and economic diversity. As a BTA board member, Dennis looks forward to connecting his knowledge of politics and policy to his passion for bicycling.
Justin Yuen is President of FMYI (For My Innovation), a collaborative software company with a commitment to sustainability. Before launching the company, he was a Senior Manager in Corporate Sustainable Development at Nike, Inc. He is Chair of the Multnomah County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation and a member of the Metro Portland Community Investment Initiative Leadership Council. He is on the board of the Portland Parks Foundation, the Northwest Earth Institute, and the National Crittenton Foundation. Justin has a degree in International Studies from The John Hopkins University. Justin and his family enjoy riding their bikes to school and around town, and cherish the experience of active transportation and connection to their community.
Full election results
Lanny Gower 120
Valerie Hoyle 125
Lois Moss 123
Dennis Mulvihill 121
Justin Yuen 124
Returning board members seeking to renew their terms:
Chris Achterman 123
Theresa Carr 125
Martina Fahrner 126
David Forman 123
J.S. May 123
Randy Miller 120
Rick Potestio 126
Austin Ramsland 125
Kenji Sugahara 127