My guest will be Tom Glendening of E3Think and Ryan Rzepecki from Social Bicycles.
Tom specializes in cities, buildings, transit and energy. He has successfully created hundreds of millions in investment value from complicated assignments worldwide. He has worked on major transportation-oriented developments in New York, London, Leipzig and other key markets. Tom has worked in the public sector with the NYC Department of City Planning, has developed facilities strategies for two Fortune 25 companies to enable the global roll-out of alternatively powered vehicles (fuel cell, electric), and captained a Harvard Alumni study on the revenues, risks and economic development potential of a NYC bikeshare program. He has participated on a government-sponsored Chinese Energy Technology Trade Mission, been invited to think tanks on cities at Harvard and most recently a forum on transportation at the White House. Most notably, working with the Chamber, Con Ed, NYIT and many leading transportation concerns, created and managed the highly successful Transportation Transformation series. His newest project is Inventropolis, which stands for invention metropolis. He is a graduate of Harvard, Yale and the University of Virginia.
Ryan, CEO of Social Bicycles, holds a B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University and a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College. The bicycle has been his primary mode of transportation for the last four years, and bicycle advocacy has been both his passion and profession. Prior to developing SoBi, Ryan worked for the NYC Department of Transportation in the bicycle program. At the DOT, he sited bike racks, edited the bike map, conducted field research on bike facilities, and organized cycling promotions.