Please Welcome the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s New Executive Director

Please join us in welcoming Kirsten Finn, who brings extensive nonprofit management and fundraising expertise to the job of executive director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed. For the past ten years, she has served as managing director of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Prior to that she served on the fund development teams of the Florentine Opera, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Public Television.

A native of Oak Park, Illinois, her best childhood memories were of vacations spent outdoors in Northern Wisconsin. Kirsten holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theatre and communications from Marquette University where she fell in love with Milwaukee and decided to stay.

Kirsten first found freedom through cycling on a white Huffy three speed which carried her daily to the public pool. Her favorite cycling events are the Tosa Full Moon Rides, Ride to the Barns, Door County Century and, of course, the best day of the year – the Santa Rampage. She lives in the City with her husband, who is a Tosa Spokesman and a member of the Ben’s Cycle/Milwaukee Bicycle Company team, their three teenagers and two dogs.

“We are very pleased to have Kirsten as the new Bike Fed leader,” said Bob Burns of Trek Bikes. “Her solid non-profit leadership experience is exactly what the Bike Fed needs and I look forward to working with her.”

David Jablonowski, member of the Bike Fed executive committee states, “I’m really excited to get Kirsten on board; I feel confident the energy and experience she brings will be transformative for the Bike Fed.”

3 thoughts on “Please Welcome the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s New Executive Director

  1. Kirsten,

    Congratulations on becoming the Bike Fed’s executive director. I hope that your leadership will make the Bike Fed’s blog more relevant to members. Nothing wrong with posts about the Wisconsin Bike Summit or the action workshop hosted by MilWALKee Walks or proposed legislation, but content of greater relevance to the ordinary cyclist could be a greater priority. Up-to-date info about bike trail conditions and closures would be especially appreciated.

    Good luck with the new job!

    David Pritchard
    Whitefish Bay

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