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NICA Strengthens Leadership with New VP of Programs and Board of Directors Member

Published December 9, 2019

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Amanda Carey and Kimo Seymour Join NICA Senior Management

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BERKELEY, Calif. The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Amanda Carey as VP of Programs and the appointment of Kimo Seymour to the NICA Board of Directors to strengthen its leadership and management teams.

Steve Matous, NICA President, states: "NICA's rapid expansion across the country is creating unprecedented growth in youth cycling. We continue to have significant growth in student-athletes and coaches year after year. Currently we are supporting 31 leagues and serving over 22,500 student-athletes and 11,500 licensed coaches. NICA has made incredible strides towards our vision of having every youth empowered to be part of a thriving and engaged cycling community."

With NICA's rapid expansion the strategic hiring and addition of leadership professionals to both its staff and Board of Directors is key to helping guide the organization and its portfolio of youth development programs as the organization continues to grow and develop.

NICA is thrilled to welcome the following professionals to our management team and Board of Directors:

Amanda Carey joins NICA as Vice President of Programs

Amanda Carey has been the NICA Coach Licensing Manager and GRiT Program manager since September 2017. She has also been an Idaho League Coach Supporter and for the past 5 years is Team Director and Head Coach of Teton Valley Composite. Prior to her time at NICA, Amanda held multiple positions in non-profit organizations including time as both a development director and executive director with different cycling and trail advocacy organizations. She has a Master's Degree in Sports Psychology and has been a private skills coach for many years. Amanda also brings with her many years as a professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer having won the Breck Epic, Trans-Sylvania Epic and Iceman Cometh races multiple times.

"I'm excited to offer my experience and perspective to the management team to help guide NICA programming into the future. As a long-time NICA head coach, I've seen first-hand the positive impact our programs have on student-athletes, families, coaches and communities. I look forward to working alongside my talented program team to help support and continue the important work our leagues, teams coaches, are doing to ensure NICA programs are inclusive, fun and welcoming to all." states Amanda.

Kimo Seymour joins NICA Board of Directors

The NICA Board is excited to welcome Kimo Seymour as its newest member. Kimo is currently the President of the Media and Events division at LifeTime Fitness, which encompasses Athletic Events, Media & Sponsorship, Chronotrack Timing Systems.

On joining the NICA Board, Kimo states: "First and foremost, I am extremely passionate about helping people live happier, healthier lives. In my role with Life Time, I get the opportunity to do this on a daily basis, through our amazing family of events. It's my belief that our future relies on the health and wellness of the coming generations, and it's our responsibility to teach and mentor children how to live healthy, active lifestyles. In my service to NICA, I hope to empower the continued expansion of opportunities for kids to ride bikes, while supporting the mission of building strong minds, bodies, character and communities."

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About the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)'s mission is to build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling.

Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, NICA develops interscholastic and community-based cycling programs for student-athletes and coaches across the United States. NICA provides leadership services and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events. NICA has served more than 40,000 student-athletes since 2009. Currently, NICA has 31 state and regional leagues and over 10,000 registered volunteer coaches who are working annually with over 22,000 student-athletes from nearly 1,000 high schools and middle schools in the USA.

For more information on NICA visit www.nationalmtb.org, follow @nationalMTB on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, or call (510) 524-5464.

NICA exists by virtue of generous sponsors, donors, and partners, including our Lead sponsor Trek Bicycles; Platinum level sponsors Shimano, Clif Bar & Company, Specialized Bicycles, and Salsa Cycles; Gold level sponsors Giro, Podiumwear, and GU Energy Labs ; and major sponsors CamelBak, Yakima, Maxxis, REI Co-Op, Quality Bicycle Products, People for Bikes, SRAM, Strike Visuals, DeFeet International, Feedback Sports and Canyon Bicycles. NICA National Foundation partners include The Walton Family Foundation, Rapha Foundation, Wells Fargo, and US Bank.

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