Andy Williamson has based his career on seizing opportunities to share his passion and commitment to conservation and outdoor recreation to better the communities he lives and works in. From an early stint leading a Boy Scout camp to his recent role as IMBA’s Director of Programs, he has lived that commitment. In between, Andy helped lead a dedicated team of outdoor recreation enthusiasts to transform Dayton, OH into an active vibrant outdoor community. While there, he was an influential leader in the mountain bike community and a key organizer in Dayton’s bike-friendly movement. He co-founded the Miami Valley Cycling Summit and helped resurrect a Bike Miami Valley advocacy group. Andy also helped develop the strategic and operational plans for several annual large-scale outdoor events including The Adventure Summit and Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience. In his role as IMBA’s Great Lakes Region Director, Andy touched the lives of thousands of mountain bikers and has engendered the development of hundreds of miles of trail, new bike parks and mountain bike initiatives throughout the middle of the U.S. Andy holds a Bachelors of Science in Resource and Recreation and Tourism with a minor in Adventure Leadership from the University of Idaho and an Associate of Science in Eco-Tourism and Adventure Travel from Hocking College in Southeastern, Ohio.