Cycling Summit Speakers

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Keynote Speaker Charles T. Brown

Charles T. Brown, MPA, CPD, LCI is the founder and managing principal of Equitable Cities LLC—a nationally known urban planning, policy, research and multimedia firm working at the intersection of transportation health, and equity. He serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He also serves as a 2020 Fellow within the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in Partnership with The OpEd Project.

With more than 17 years of public and private sector, military, and academic experience, he has gained international attention for helping to create safe, healthy, and livable communities. His recent and notable contributions through research and practice include understanding barriers to biking and walking for women and minorities; analyzing the impact of crime on walking frequency and propensity; centering and prioritizing equity in transportation planning and decision-making; analyzing barriers to accessing parks and open spaces; and, serving as an instructor for the Smart Growth America (SGA), National Transit Institute (NTI), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and CDC’s Walkability Action Institute.

He has delivered over a dozen keynote addresses and workshops on the importance of health in all policies, health equity, and transportation equity to local, national and international audiences. He serves as a member of the Global Safety Advisory Board at Lime (micromobility), member of the Board of Directors with America Walks, and member of the Franklin Township Planning Board (NJ). He is also a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Pedestrian Safety Committee, Bicycle Transportation Committee, and former member of the Region II Healthy Equity Council. His work has been published in several international journals as well as featured by or quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Vice, Bloomberg CityLab and various other national outlets. He is a military veteran and a recipient of the Mississippi Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Serena Anderson – Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

Safe Routes for All

Grant Burtch – Greene County Parks and Trails

Bike Facility Maintenance Best Practices and Resources

Deltrece Daniels – Bike Cleveland

Diversity and Inclusion in Advocacy and Planning

One of NorthEast Ohio’s Cycling Educators, Entertainer, and Bicycle Model, Deltrece Daniels is a veteran of many bike tours and experiences, workshops and presentations where she is encouraging others to experience the joys on two wheels.

Deltrece’s own experience of cycling for transportation fuels an unrelenting passion for empowering others to explore their neighborhood and ride their bikes for transportation, exercise or recreation.

These days, you may see her biking to experience a new vegan restaurant, to catch a shopping deal, or simply to watch the sunset.

Catherine Girves – Toole Design

Diversity and Inclusion in Advocacy and Planning

Matt Lindsey – Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

Regional Bikeways Update

Matt is MVRPC’s Manager of Environmental Planning and the agency’s point of contact for active transportation planning. He has been involved with the publication of the Miami Valley Bikeways Map since its second edition in 2008 and has managed the Miami Valley Trails web site since 2012. Goals for 2021 include riding the full length of the Ohio-to-Erie Trail, and getting in the kind of shape that will make that possible.

Dawn Lofland – Miami Valley Mountain Biking Association

Mountain Biking in the Miami Valley

Dawn lives in Dayton, Ohio and is the President of the Miami Valley Mountain Bike Association (MVMBA). She’s ridden all of our local trails and trails in NW Arkansas, Copper Harbor, Moab, Fruita, Grand Junction, Bakers Creek, and closer to home, Baileys in Athens, OH, Rays in Cleveland, and Dayton’s own, Mike’s Indoor Bike Park! All of this to better understand the sport, grow her skills, learn about mountain bike experiences in other locations and bring back what she’s learned to our region.She is a lifelong cyclist, IT Professional, and mother of two daughters with a passion to get more people on bikes through cycling instruction, trail advocacy, and leading kids and family rides.

Shaun Murphy-Lopez – Toole Design

Bike Facility Maintenance Best Practices and Resources

Tobi Otulana – Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Diversity and Inclusion in Advocacy and Planning

Tobi is an Associate Planner at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) where she is responsible for coordinating the agency’s Technical Assistance Program, which provides Central Ohio communities with planning assistance for sustainable transportation and community development efforts as well as funding for Brownfields assessment activities. Tobi is an advocate for equitable transportation; she serves as a Board Member for Central Ohio’s bicycle advocacy non-profit Yay Bikes and member of their Advocacy Committee. She is also a member of the American Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professional’s (APBP) Diversity Task Force and serves as one of the APBP representatives on the National Complete Streets Coalition Steering Committee.

Maggie Pasqualone – City of Kettering

Micro Mobility Devices Panel

Maggie is the Assistant Law Director for the City of Kettering, Ohio, where she advises the City on a wide range of topics, including City ordinances, legislation, Ohio ethics laws, real estate transactions, public records laws, employment law, constitutional issues, administrative policy, and much more. 

Prior to her role at the City of Kettering, Maggie served as the talent acquisition specialist for PNC Bank’s legal department and as associate general counsel for K&D Management, LLC, Northeast Ohio’s largest real estate management company. 

Maggie was a member of the 2020 Kettering Leadership Academy. She published an advisory article for Engaging Local Government Leaders, and she serves as an annual guest speaker on local government structure at Oakwood High School. Maggie is also a member of the University of Dayton School of Law Career Services Advisory Group, helping UDSL students find a position in the legal field that fits their career and life goals. 

Maggie holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She holds her Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law, where she served as an editor on the Dayton Law Review. She lives in Dayton, Ohio with her husband, Nick, and two children, Maeve and E.J. 

Marc Rasor – City of Kettering

Safe Routes for All

Eric Sauer – Five Rivers MetroParks

Safe Routes for All

Eric is a degreed and registered landscape architect who has practiced in a wide variety of project types including residential, commercial and public settings. He is currently the Planning Manager for Five Rivers MetroParks and is responsible for the planning of over 16,000 acres managed in the Dayton, Ohio area.   He is also involved in the Regional Bikeways Committee to coordinate efforts to continue to grow the nation’s largest off road connected bikeway system that includes over 330 miles.

Fred Stovall – City of Dayton

Bike Facility Maintenence Best Practices and Resources

Amber Watson – Drop Mobility

Micro Mobility Devices Panel