Today BTA Advocacy Manager Michelle Poyourow confirmed she is resigning from her position with the organization in mid-February. Since 2006 Michelle has worked in several positions at the BTA, and she has led the advocacy department for the past two years. She has made a major contribution to bicycle advocacy and to the BTA with a long list of accomplishments, and we will certainly miss her commitment, insight, and ability to analyze and articulate difficult issues.
We welcome Gerik Kransky as our new lead advocate and Build It campaign manager. Gerik comes to the BTA with over ten years campaign experience in environmental, health and transportation policies, and recently served as Outreach Director at 1000 Friends of Oregon from 2006 to 2009. Michelle and Gerik will work in partnership until mid-February to ensure a smooth transition and continued momentum of BTA advocacy efforts.