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League Board Election Results
The League’s Board of Directors serves a critical role in guiding the organization to a sustainable and vibrant future. The Board is made up of both board-appointed and member-elected seats — and you elected three candidates to fill the available seats.
Join us in congratulating John Siemiatkoski, board chair, and Matt Moore, who will continue their tenure on the board, both winning re-election, and Jennifer Laurita, who will join the board for the first time, rounding out the three available seats.
“Thank you to everyone who voted for me and supported my election,” Laurita said. “I am extremely honored to be able to serve on the Board and am eagerly looking forward to working with the other Board members, League staff, and members to fulfill the League’s mission of engaging all communities to build a bicycle friendly America.”
The League’s 2014 Educator of the Year, Laurita holds a masters degree in education and a bachelor’s of science degree in environmental science. As a League Cycling Instructor, Laurita has learned first-hand the concerns and needs of the League’s membership base, including the continuing need for education and development of programs to empower all forms and levels of cyclists to safely and legally ride their bikes, regardless of dedicated facilities or built infrastructure. As a Coach, she has traveled the country training new LCIs in the best cycling methodologies, while working to ensure a consistent training program across all modalities of cycling. Laurita’s goals include empowering and enabling people to safely and legally share the road with vehicles, while taking ownership of the cyclist’s responsibility in that arena. Laurita is particularly dedicated to teaching trainers how to create inclusive learning environments for all students.
Moore currently serves as General Counsel and Risk Manager at Quality Bicycle Products, Inc. in Bloomington, Minnesota.
“I am thrilled to be able to serve the League and its members for another term as Director,” Moore said. “This is an exciting time to be working to advance bicycling as a way to improve our environment, our economy, our communities and our health. I appreciate the confidence expressed by those who elected me.”
He received his law degree from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and also holds degrees in philosophy and history from St. Olaf College. Moore serves on the Board of Directors of the Bicycle Products Supplier’s Association, a bicycle industry trade group, and serves as Chair of the BPSA’s Legislative Committee. Moore is also a Director of the Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists; a founder and past President of the Minneapolis Off-Road Cycling Advocates and serves on the Legislative Committee of the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota where he helps formulate changes to Minnesota’s bike laws. In addition to being a member-elected League board member, Moore is also a Director of the bike-sharing system, Nice Ride Minnesota. Matt, his family and his bike collection have lived in Minneapolis for over 25 years.
Siemiatkoski, current Board chair, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and event producer. While at Blackbaud, Inc., he implemented web sites for more than 30 non-profit organizations and has extensive experience in the non-profit leadership, including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), where he increased revenue from his chapter’s bicycle tours from $1.4 to $2.6 million. Siemiatkoski sits on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (serving as board President for four years) and has been an active League Cycling Instructor for years, educating more than 450 students. On the League Board, Siemiatkoski has served on the Development, Education, and Governance committees, as well as board chair. If re-elected, Siemiatkoski will help the League: Engage our members and followers in meaningful ways to improve bicycling where they live, work and play; enhance our resources through fundraising so we can deliver our programs to more communities; continue to hire and retain the best staff; focus our education program on delivery; and listen to and learn from our affiliated clubs and partner organizations.
Thank you to all our members who voted in the election!