Board of Directors and Advisory Commission

The Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership to two year terms.  The organization employs a full-time Executive Director to administer our programs and activities.

Executive Director: Brent Hugh, Raytown

Government Affairs Representative: Jim Farrell, Jefferson City

 

Board of Directors

Officers
President: Steve Raper, Springfield (2017)
Vice-President: Paul Wojciechowski, Wildwood (2017)

Secretary:  Chrysa Niewald, Owensville (2018)

 

Directors

Chuck Daugherty, Jefferson City (2018)
Michael Hennies, St. Louis (2017)

Rolfe McCoy, Chillicothe (2017)
Wes Ridgeway, St Louis County (2018)

Stefanie Smith, Gladstone (2018)
Michael Swan, Kansas City (2018)

 

Advisory Commission

The Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation Advisory Commission assists the elected Board of Directors by providing additional advisory, strategic, and volunteer capacity.

Would you like to become a Board member? Apply online . . .

We are always looking for active, engaged individuals from all parts of Missouri representing all types of walking, hiking, running, bicycling, and other nonmotorized transportation to join our Board and key working committees.

If you would like to apply to become a member of the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation Board of Directors, please complete our Board application form here.

 

Officers

President - Steve Raper, Springfield
Steve is President of the SpringBike Bicycle Club and Sales Administration Specialist/Securities Principal with State Farm Insurance in Springfield.

Vice President - Paul Wojciechowski, Wildwood
Paul Wojciechowski, AICP, PE, is a principal with Alta Planning and Design.  Paul is a transportation planner and engineer with over 32 years of experience in planning and designing innovative transportation facilities, and integrating these facilities to function with adjacent land-uses.  Paul has served in public official roles as Director of Public Works/City Engineer for the City of Clayton, and at the Missouri Department of Transportation, where he has dealt with client responsibilities first hand. In his 17 years at MoDOT, he was involved in a variety of positions such as the Transportation Planning Manager responsible for all transportation planning activities in the St. Louis Metro District, programming of state and federal funds, and the main point of contact with the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. He also served in highway design, traffic engineering, utilities engineering, and project management capacities.

 
 
Secretary - Chrysa Niewald, Owensville
Chrysa is President and one of the founders of the Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MoRIT), the coalition of communities and local supporters of the Rock Island Trail through central Missouri.
  

Executive Director

Brent Hugh, Raytown, 816-695-6736, director [at] mobikefed.org

Dr. Brent D. Hugh has two bachelor's degrees and three graduate degrees in the fields of mathematics and music performance from Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He has been webmaster, president, and since 2005, Executive Director of the Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation. Under his leadership, the Federation has grown from an organization with a few dozen members and $500 annual budget to the current membership of over 5000 active members and over $150,000 annual budget.

Brent lives in Raytown, Missouri, with his wife, Jan, where he puts about 5,000 miles per year on his fleet of three recumbent bicycles, a road bike, and a mountain bike. His 20 year old son Jonathan and 14 year old daughters Naomi and Amanda are also avid cyclists, walkers, and trail users.

As many of us do, I rode my bicycle a lot of a child and for transportation during my college years. But when I moved to the Kansas City area in 1993 my bicycle mostly stayed in the shed because I didn't feel comfortable bicycling on nearby roads. The combination of a newly widened road in our neighborhood and a doctor's admonition to "get and shape and lose some weight or else!" got me riding again. Now I ride several times every week, for transportation and recreation, year around.

Previous Board Members and Officers

These lists of previous officers are for historical purposes only. Click here for current board members and contact information.

 

Past Board of Directors, Nov 2016-Aug 2016

Officers
President: Rachel Ruhlen, Columbia (2017)
Vice-President: Paul Wojciechowski, Wildwood (2017)

Secretary:  Chrysa Niewald, Owensville (2016)

 

Directors
Rolfe McCoy, Chillicothe (2017)
Steve Raper, Strafford (2017)
Wes Ridgeway, St Louis County (2016)
Christopher Parrott, Kansas City (2016)
Chuck Daugherty, Jefferson City (2016)

Michael Hennies, St. Louis (2017)

 

Past Board of Directors, Nov 2014-Nov 2015

Officers
President: Rachel Ruhlen, Columbia (2015)
Vice-President: Wes Ridgeway, St. Louis (2016)

Treasurer: Christopher Parrott, Kansas City (2016)
Secretary: Jan Neitzert, Jefferson City (2015)

 

 

Directors
Paul Wojciechowski, Wildwood (2015)
Chrysa Niewald, Owensville (2016)
Joseph Torrisi, St. Louis (2015)
Noah Medling, Columbia (2016)
Chuck Daugherty, Jefferson City (2016)

Michael Hennies, St. Louis (2015)
Shawn Hayden, Springfield (2016)

 

 

Past Board of Directors, November 2013-November 2014

Officers
President: Paul Wojciechowski, Wildwood (2015)
Vice-President: Jan Neitzert, Jefferson City (2015)

Treasurer: Paul Sidwell, Kansas City (2014)
Secretary: Rachel Ruhlen, Columbia (2015)

 

 

Directors
Patrick van der Tuin, St. Louis (2014)
Wes Ridgeway, St. Louis (2014)
Joseph Torrisi, St. Louis (2015)
Eric Rogers, Kansas City (2015)
Mac Vorce, Warsaw (2015)
Michael Hennies, St. Louis (2015)

 

 
Past Board of Directors, March 2013-November 2013

Officers
Acting President: Eric Rogers, Kansas City (2013)
Secretary: Sean Staggs, Kansas City (2013)
Treasurer: Paul Sidwell, Kansas City (2014)

 

Directors
Patrick van der Tuin, St. Louis (2014)
Jan Neitzert, Jefferson City (2013)
Wes Ridgeway, St. Louis (2014)
Paul Wojciechowski, Wildwood (2013)
Joseph Torrisi, St. Louis (2013)

 

Past Board of Directors, 2012-March 2013

Officers
President: Joseph Torrisi, St. Louis (2013)
Vice-President: Eric Rogers, Kansas City (2013)
Secretary: Sean Staggs, Kansas City (2013)
Treasurer: Paul Sidwell, Kansas City (2014)

 

Directors
Patrick van der Tuin, St. Louis (2014)
Jan Neitzert, Jefferson City (2013)
Wes Ridgeway, St. Louis (2014)
Paul Wojciechowski, Wildwood (2013)

 

 

Past Board of Directors and Officers, 2009-2011

Officers
President: Joseph Torrisi, St. Louis (2011)
Vice-President: Eric Rogers, Kansas City (2011)
Secretary: Laura "Levi" Vie, Columbia (2011)
Treasurer: Fred Schmidt, Columbia (2011)

 

Directors
Wes Ridgeway, St. Louis (2012)
Alex Tetlak, Kirksville (2012)
Paul Sidwell, Kansas City
   (Running clubs liaison, 2012)
Virginia Blaine, Farmington
   (Advocacy Network Coordinator, 2012)

Past Board Members & Officers, Nov 2006-Feb 2008

  • President - Joseph Torrisi, St. Louis, Joseph.Torrisi [at] slps.org [2008]
  • Vice President - Laurie Chipman, Kansas City, Treasurer - Fred Schmidt, Columbia, fschmidt [at] mchsi.com [2007]
  • Secretary/Newsletter Editor - Laura "Levi" Vie, Columbia, Leevie [at] aol.com [2008]
  • Morgan Bearden, Rolla, 573-364-1695, Morgan [at] thedef.org [2008]
  • Bicycle Education Chair - Coy Hart, Springfield, Hillbillyoncrank [at] wmconnect.com [2008]
  • Rail-Trails and Multi-Use Trail Network - Jeff Huff, West Plains, jeffhuff [at] missouristate.edu [2007]
  • Motorist Contact Chair, Walking and Running Clubs Liaison - Dave Schieffer, Kansas City, schiefferus [at] yahoo.com [2007]
  • Membership communication - Eric Rogers, Kansas City, edr [at] ericrogers.org [2007]
  • Awards - Doug Havach, Kansas City, havix531 [at] mailcan.com
  • Bicycle Business Liaison - Mike Weiss, St. Louis, mike [at] bigshark.com [2007]
  • Randy Niere, Kansas City, tcl1 [at] swbell.net [2008]
  • Bruce Adib-Yazdi, Springfield, badib-yazdi [at] swbell.net [2008]
Past Board Members & Officers, Nov 2004-Nov 2005
  • President - Brent Hugh, Raytown, 816-356-1740, president [at] mobikefed.org
  • Vice President - Laurie Chipman, Kansas City, chipdsn1 [at] swbell.net
  • Treasurer - Paul Wojciechowski, St. Louis, 314-290-8545, wojoplans [at] yahoo.com
  • Secretary/Newsletter Editor - Laura "Levi" Vie, Columbia, Leevie [at] aol.com
  • Motorist Contact Chair - Morgan Bearden, Rolla, 573-364-1695, Morgan [at] thedef.org
  • Bicycle Education Chair - Coy Hart, Springfield, Hillbillyoncrank [at] wmconnect.com
Alternate Board Members
  • School Bicycle Clubs Chair & K-12 Liaison - Joseph Torrisi, St. Louis, Joseph.Torrisi [at] slps.org
  • Randy Niere, Kansas City, tcl1 [at] swbell.net
  • Bruce Adib-Yazdi, Springfield, badib-yazdi [at] swbell.net
Past Board of Directors (Nov. 2003-Nov 2004)
  • Elected Officers:
    • Chair - Brent Hugh, Raytown
    • Vice Chair - Chris Dunn, St. Joseph
    • Treasurer - Paul Wojciechowski, St. Louis
    • Secretary/Editor - Laura "Levi" Vie, Columbia
    • Past Chair - Bob Foster, 314-968-5513
  • Appointed Board Members:
    • Legislative Liason - Mike Schilling, Springfield, 417-862-2272
    • Motorist Contact - Morgan Bearden, Rolla, 573-364-1695
Past Board of Directors (Nov. 2002-Nov. 2003)
  • Chair - Bob Foster, St. Louis
  • Vice Chair - Paul Wojciechowski, St. Louis
  • Past Chair - Bob Watts, Liberty
  • Secretary/Editor - Laura "Levi" Vie, Columbia
  • Treasurer - Mike Murray, St. Louis
  • Mike Schilling, Legislative Liason, Springfield
  • Motorist Contact - Morgan Bearden, Rolla, 573-364-1695
  • Webmaster/Online News Editor - Brent Hugh, Raytown

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