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IMBA adds three to board of directors

Published July 3, 2018

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The International Mountain Bicycling Association has added Ximena Florez, Jessica Kelleher and Jazmin Valera to its board of directors. The three bring a wide range of experience to the Board — including nonprofit, conservation, business, bicycle retail and policy work — and are all passionate about influencing more women and diversity in the sport.

"We are thrilled to have Ximena, Jessica and Jazmin join the Board. IMBA staff and I look forward to the valuable perspective these three will bring, and working alongside them and our full Board to move mountain biking forward in communities across the country," said Dave Wiens, IMBA's executive director.

Florez founded MicroEdge Inc., a company dedicated to developing software to manage the grant making process of foundations and corporate giving programs. She later sold the company and she and her husband moved on to own a local bike shop and start the Ride to Fight Hunger charity ride, which raises money for the Jewish Family Service Foundation. She lives in Arizona.

Kelleher is manager of commercial business development at Flatirons Field Services. Prior to joining the energy business, she worked in various positions in energy and environmental policy, including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, The Wyss Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation. She lives in Colorado.

Valera has worked at The Conservation Fund as associate director for conservation services since 2016, and was previously the Fund's strategic conservation planning information manager. Her work focuses on sustainable food systems, land loss prevention, community-based conservation planning and helping conservation organizations be more strategic. She lives in North Carolina.



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