USAC Board Member Aims to Make Cycling More Accessible to Women & Minorities

Erica Clevenger

TWENTY20 Athlete Erica Clevenger Appointed to USA Cycling Board of Directors

USA Cycling announced the addition of new members to the Board of Directors. TWENTY20 associates Erica Clevenger and Julia Violich have been appointed and begin their terms immediately.

Erica Clevenger, Collegiate Committee RepresentativeSchool of Mines while working on her PhD in environmental engineering. Erica’s work ethic can be derived from her family heritage. Her grandmother immigrated from Nayarit, Mexico when she as a young girl and worked for years as a seamstress to support her family before purchasing a sewing machine and starting her own business. Erica draws inspiration from her parents’ and grandparents’ perseverance and ultimate success through adversity.

I am excited to share that I was recently elected to the USA Cycling Board of Directors. I’ve served on the collegiate sports committee for several years now and recognize the difficulties that arise when running a large entity like USAC. I hope to use my lack of experience as an asset by bringing a fresh perspective to the board and by drawing on members of the cycling community for thoughts and input on some of the important issues that are most relevant to our sport.

I’m convinced that we can be doing a better job of making cycling more accessible to women and minorities. Despite joining the sport during trying times I chose cycling because I believe it can be a powerful tool for social and economic change; something I’ve seen firsthand being a part of TWENTY20 Pro Cycling. Clevenger said.

Julia Violich, USA Cycling Foundation Representative – Julia Violich currently runs Violich Farms, Inc., serves as COO of Capay Farms, and oversees Violich Properties real estate. She is co-founder and finance director of TWENTY20 Professional Cycling. She has been a member of the USA Cycling Foundation Board since January 2011 and was appointed to the executive committee. Violich has won five National titles and a silver medal at the 2008 Masters World Championships.

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