At BikeNewark’s December 15 partnership meeting, election results were announced for the four members who will serve as BikeNewark’s board officers in 2023-24.
Bob McBride was elected as Chair for a third two-year term. He grew up in Newark and retired here after a long career at a private school in Pennsylvania. In the past, he has been a member of the White Clay Bicycle Club. In addition to having led BikeNewark over the past four years, Bob currently serves on a committee in The Newark Partnership. He is an avid recreational bicyclist and bird-watcher.
Relatively new BikeNewark member Kevin Monahan will become our new Vice-Chair, succeeding Karen Rosenberg. He is a family-cycling and commuting enthusiast with a heavy focus on cycling safety. He has been cycling competitively since his youth in road, time trial, and triathlon events. Kevin is a current USA Triathlon Rules Official, a two-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, and owner of Amos Digital—a marketing agency focused on e-commerce brands for swimming, biking, and running.
Karl Hassler was re-elected for his third two-year term as Treasurer. He also serves on BikeNewark’s Engineering Committee and was a key player on the ad hoc Organizational Committee back in 2016 as well as with the 2020 updating of BikeNewark’s bylaws. A retiree from the University of Delaware, Karl has also been a member of the White Clay Bicycle Club. He enjoys bike trips while traveling the country. He’d remind you that if you can’t support BikeNewark with your time, you can always donate to help enhance our efforts.
Another relatively new BikeNewark member is Michael Smith. He is excited to be joining the BikeNewark board as Secretary, succeeding Christine Schultz. In his day job, he works as Executive Director for the environmental nonprofit Powering Our Future, based out of Pike Creek. Michael has been a huge fan of cycling throughout his entire life and has not missed a single stage of the Tour de France (watching, that is) for the past 12 years. He is also a member of The Newark Partnership and the Newark branch of the NAACP.
McBride, Monahan, Hassler, and Smith will each be serving during 2023-2024, consistent with BikeNewark’s bylaws. Board member elections are held at the end of even years; board members must be Individual Members of BikeNewark, as defined in the partnership’s bylaws. The partnership thanks Karen Rosenberg and Christine Schultz for their service during the previous two years.
Note: Our partnership meetings are open to the public and typically are held on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. Want to help? Get involved!