SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Spin, the nation's leading dockless bikeshare company, today announced the appointment of a new Board of Advisors, including former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, former Airbnb director Molly Turner, and former Chicago and Washington D.C. Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein.
"We welcome the vision and guidance of these three outstanding new board members, as Spin sharpens its focus on the development of smart cities systems worldwide," said Spin CEO Derrick Ko. "Each brings a rare blend of expertise in public affairs, tech policy and urban mobility that will strengthen our goal to bring affordable, equitable and eco-friendly dockless bikeshare to all urban centers."
"As a former mayor, I know all too well how smart innovation in an urban setting can drastically change and improve lives," said Governor O'Malley. "Spin offers the ability to solve transportation and infrastructure problems in an equitable way that will drive sustainable change for cities large and small right away."
Governor Martin O'Malley served as the Governor of Maryland, the Mayor of Baltimore, and a city councilor—earning a reputation as a bold, progressive, and pragmatic executive.
Molly Turner is a widely recognized urban planner and tech policy pioneer. She is currently a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, and a board member of urban policy think tank, SPUR. Turner was an early employee of Airbnb and Global Head of Civic Partnerships, where she built the company's public policy team in 2011.
Gabe Klein, co-founder of City Fi, is the former Commissioner of the Chicago and Washington, D.C. Departments of Transportation. In both cities he revamped technology platforms and government processes while focusing on putting people first, which included launching two of the first and largest bikeshare systems in the U.S.
Spin helps people move around in cities by offering a convenient, affordable, and environmentally-friendly mode of last-mile transportation. Its fleet of solar-powered, GPS-equipped smart bikes can be unlocked by scanning a QR code, and dropped off anywhere, all at no cost to cities. Spin is led by a team of Lyft, Uber, Disqus and Y Combinator alumni. To learn more visit https://spin.pm.
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