One of the biggest and most successful independent mountain bike organizations is looking for a new executive director. After nine years leading the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) Tom Stuessy is leaving to pursue personal goals.
“Tom has done an incredible job growing VMBA into one of the most respected and admired trail organizations in Vermont, and across the country. We can’t thank him enough for his tireless service over the years, and his commitment to helping VMBA find a new leader to continue the amazing progress we’ve made,” said VMBA Board of Directors Chair Jeff Dickson.
Founded in 1997, VMBA is known as an independent mountain bike advocacy organization with more than 7,500 members, spread amongst several local chapters around the state. Since 2012, the organization has grown from 14 to 28 chapters and built more than 200 miles of new trail, with an annual volunteer force of about 30,000 hours. VMBA has also worked with land owners for trails that pass through private land for more accessibility.
“I’m amazed at the hard work that VMBA’s staff and the Chapters have done and proud of all that we have accomplished together. I hope to leave VMBA in a position where the next executive director can take it to a new level,” said Stuessy.
With the transition, VMBA is looking for a new leader with a bachelors degree or higher, five years of non-profit experience, and of course a passion for outdoor recreation. For more details on the position, see their listing.