Board Member

Benny Foltz

Heartland Bike Share

Why is being a board member of NABSA important to you?
I would like to support NABSA’s vision in connecting folks in bike share and shared micromobility to support, promote and enhance shared alternatives to traditional transportation across North America. At Heartland Bike Share our mission as a local, nonprofit exists for the development, promotion, and operation of bike sharing programs throughout the Heartland region for the benefit of the general public, aimed at promoting health and quality of life as well as mitigating climate change and promoting the use of sustainable forms of transportation for all people. We serve a population that expands across multiple counties, cities, and two states in the Midwest and I am interested in sharing my experience with our mission to enhance NABSA as well collaborating with other NABSA Board Members to learn more about our industry and how we can best move forward.

What experience or insight do you bring to your position on the board?
Benny Foltz began his career in the online payments industry where he also was the sustainable leader and bicycle coordinator for a large technology company earning the business a Nebraska Gold Bicycle Friendly Business award.  Benny is a co-founder, former officer, and currently serving on the board of directors for Nebraska’s statewide non-profit advocacy group Bike Walk Nebraska and also serves on the board of directors for the Nebraska Trails Foundation.  He is a League Cycling Instructor and has taught multiple bicycle safety courses to riders of all ages and skills.  Benny joined Heartland Bike Share as the Special Projects and Business Manager working for both the Heartland B-cycle (Omaha Metro) and BikeLNK (Lincoln) programs, and then launched the organization’s third bike share program, Valentine Bike Share, as the Executive Director.

M.A., Recreation Management, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
B.G.S., Public Affairs & Community Service, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE