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Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA): Executive Director

Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR is proud to have partnered with Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) on this search that has successfully closed. Ludwig P. Gaines was selected for the position.

WABA’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ludwig Gaines starts today as WABA’s new Executive Director.

Ludwig brings a wealth of experience to WABA—he has guided nonprofits through periods of growth and change, built deep relationships with historically marginalized communities to grow movements, and grappled with the complex reality of changing policy to improve people’s lives here in the region. He is a 21-year resident of the City of Alexandria, where he lives with his wife Crystal, son Bryce and daughter Laila. Ludwig is a Howard University School of Law graduate and studied at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has received numerous public service awards. I, and the Board, can’t wait to see what he accomplishes at WABA.

Getting here hasn’t been a short road. We worked closely with staff and a team of consultants at Nonprofit HR to build a shared understanding of what WABA needed in a new leader, and launched a nationwide search in July of last year. We spoke to many, many experienced and thoughtful candidates, and I couldn’t be happier that our rigorous hiring process brought us to Ludwig. Read more.