The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) has announced that Brandee Lepak, co-owner of Global Bikes, has been re-elected as Board Chair by the NBDA Board of Directors during their annual meeting held at interbike. Dave Enz, owner of Oakdale Bicycle Shop, was elected to the position of Secretary.
“I am excited for the opportunity to represent my peers at this critical time in our industry. As businesses people engaged in local bike communities, the best bicycle retailers know we have a unique opportunity to reach customers in a way no other businesses can. My goals are to encourage our members’ entrepreneurial spirit, continue to develop the programs we’ve undertaken over the last several months, evolve our organization to be the true voice of retailers and work with manufactures to help us all be successful,” said Lepak, who took over as the interim Board Chair earlier this year.
“Brandee is incredibly well respected and accomplished within the cycling community and we couldn’t be more pleased to have her leading the NBDA’s board of directors,” said Todd Grant, President of the NBDA. “I have enjoyed the energy, insight and passion Brandee has brought to the role of Board Chair during the past several months and it is apparent, through their vote, that the Board sees this as well.”
Brandee has been the co-owner of Global Bikes in Arizona for 15 years, and has helped expand the company to four locations throughout the Phoenix Metro area. She has a passion for getting kids on bikes and is the Founder of Trips for Kids Phoenix (which serves at-risk youth in the Phoenix area). She has been involved with the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, IMBA, NICA and several community action organizations. Brandee has also been instrumental in helping Phoenix, Chandler and Gilbert, AZ expand their cycling infrastructure and provide safe cycling education to the residents of those communities.
Dave has been the owner of Oakdale Bicycle Shop, Inc, Oakdale California for four years. He has a background in customer service, sales training, inventory management and credit management for over 40 years. He has been a life-long cycling enthusiast, and began his tenure in the bicycle industry ten years ago as a salesperson. Dave serves as course marshal for multiple century rides, and his shop is the area headquarters for Team in Training, the major sponsor for Bikes for Kids, The Children’s Guardian House, and the Ride for Mom.