WASHINGTON, DC (BRAIN) — The Alliance for Biking & Walking has hired Kristin Purdy as its new national campaigns manager.
Purdy comes to the Alliance with field organizing experience at both the national and local level on transportation and political campaigns. As a regional organizer with Transportation for America, she managed field operations for federal transportation reform efforts in 15 states. As a grassroots organizer with the Coalition for Smarter Growth in Washington, D.C., she built support for local smart growth and active transportation policies through traditional community and online organizing.
Purdy also worked in Toledo, Ohio, as a regional field director for the 2012 Obama campaign. On the campaign, she managed a team of 25 organizers and activated a network of 500 volunteers to work on voter registration, support and turnout.
"We are very excited to have Kristin on board," said Jeffrey Miller, President amd CEO of the Alliance for Biking & Walking. "Kristin's considerable skill and experience in grassroots and national organizing and her expertise with transportation issues will help build the Alliance's capacity to coordinate national campaigns to boost biking and walking."