*Tuesday, May 10, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
Contact: Dena Driscoll, Development Manager
Philadelphia, PA – After several months of planning and interviews Neighborhood Bike Works (NBW) is excited to announce it has selected Stephen Maluk as its new Executive Director. Maluk started his new position May 2.
Maluk grew up in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, and has lived in the Pacific Northwest for the past 20 years. In that time, he discovered bicycling and realized that while he loved bike culture, he also had a desire to help bring diverse voices and inclusivity to the bike community. Maluk worked for the last six years at Bike Works in Seattle (no formal relation to NBW), a nonprofit youth-serving bike organization and host of the 2015 Youth Bike Summit. Steve served as Bike Works’ Shop & Operations Director, overseeing their earned-revenue bike shop and bike-recycling program. He has also worked as a bike mechanic and an alternative transportation planner. In June he was have completed an MBA in sustainable business from Pinchot University in Seattle.
Maluk shares “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Neighborhood Bike Works and am inspired by the organization’s clarity of vision around bicycling, youth development, and social justice.”
Gerry Marron, NBW board president adds, “Along with the board of directors, staff, youth, volunteers and our community we are excited to welcome Steve into our family as the new Executive Director at NBW. Steve stood out as an ideal candidate as he had extensive experience in a sister-organization, Bike Works in Seattle, where he managed and grew their non-profit Bike Shop. In addition, his awareness and proactive stance on social impact issues close to NBW hearts and values showed a deep concern and an intentional push toward diversity and inclusion. We are eager to support him and the staff as they continue to grow and advance our organization.”
About Neighborhood Bike Works:
Neighborhood Bike Works provides educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in greater Philadelphia through bicycling; it also promotes cycling as a healthy, affordable, environment-friendly form of transportation.
In 2016, NBW celebrates our 20th year of engaging and educating Philly youth. Since 1996, we have introduced thousands of young Philadelphians to the joy and freedom of cycling. Last fall, we completed a major organizational restructuring and relocation to create a new Community Shop and Bike Education Hub on the 3900 block of Lancaster Avenue, at the convergence of the Belmont, Mantua, and Powelton neighborhoods.