We are very pleased to introduce our 2020 Summit speakers.
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Warren Logan serves as the Policy Director of Mobility and Interagency Relations for the Mayor’s Office of Oakland. Warren works closely with the City’s Department of Transportation, Public Works Department and other Bay Area public agencies to develop strategies that advance the city’s vision for safe and sustainable transportation for everyone.
Prior to the Mayor’s Office, Warren worked as a senior planner for the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. There he managed the agency’s emerging mobility practice researching how these services impact San Francisco’s long-range transportation goals, developing city and state policies and framing opportunities for public private partnerships.
Warren received his Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley’s Department of City and Regional Planning and his B.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Occidental College.
Bill Nesper is the Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists. Bill first joined the League in 2002 and brings a deep knowledge of all of the League’s programs and work throughout the country. Bill started at the League as a membership assistant and directed the Smart Cycling bicycling education program and the Bicycle Friendly America certification programs before being appointed Executive Director. A national leader in bicycle programming, planning and policy, Bill has supported local and state advocacy bike advocacy, led workshops for local communities across the country, and contributed to bicycling policy and planning guidance. As Executive Director, Bill has a passion for supporting the incredible staff at the League, building stronger partnerships, and making the League more effective at building a bicycle-friendly America for Everyone. He holds a BA in History from the University of Florida and an MA from George Mason University.
Danielle Spurlock is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the quality and implementation of plans and policy in urban contexts with special attention to environmental and social justice. Over the past four years, she has collaborated with Communities in Partnership, a nonprofit in Old East Durham, and researchers from Duke University and North Carolina State University (NCSU) to examine how information elicited from nontraditional engagement techniques can shape local agenda-setting and policy-making. Dr. Spurlock’s work investigates how technical expertise and local knowledge can be synthesized within local policies that address green gentrification, displacement, and health disparities. Her motivation to engage in this research stems from the disincentives many stakeholders have to alter their behavior and decision-making processes to protect the health and well-being of marginalized populations and environmental resources. She holds a Ph.D. in Land Use and Environmental Planning, a MRP in Housing and Community Development, and a MPH in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University.
Julie is the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation. In this role Julie oversees the Rail, Integrated Mobility, Aviation, and Ferry Divisions including over 800 employees and $500 million in state and federal monies. Julie has over two decades of public service in state and local government. She was awarded the WTS Women in Transportation Community Advocate Award, the NCDOT Road Gang Award, and the Triangle Business Journal’s Forty under Forty Award. Julie earned a Master of Public Administration from N.C. State and is a graduate of the Leadership NC program and the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership.