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June 04, 2018

Lori McCarney to leave post as CEO of Bikeshare Hawaii

Categories: Featured | Transportation

Published in the Pacific Business News on Monday, June 4, 2018

Lori McCarney will step down as executive director and CEO of Bikeshare Hawaii in October, the nonprofit behind Honolulu’s Biki program announced Monday.

McCarney, who joined the organization in late 2014 to lead the launch of Biki, plans to resume her triathlon career and take a break from work before getting involved in other initiatives. McCarney also serves on the boards of the Blood Bank of Hawaii, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Move Oahu Forward, and the Downtown/Chinatown Neighborhood Board.

“Biki was my Ironman these past couple of years,” McCarney, previously a senior vice president at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, said in a statement.

The nonprofit is actively searching for McCarney’s replacement to continue to oversee the bikeshare program, which launched last June and currently has 1,000 bikes across 100 stops from Downtown to Diamond Head.  

“Lori played a critical role in making Biki a reality,” Bikeshare Chairman Greg Gaug said. “Developing a program tailor-made to Honolulu, navigating the path to implementation, and managing its successful introduction and first year further demonstrate her commitment to making our community a better place. I speak for the board when I say we are truly grateful for her hard work, sacrifice and perseverance to make Biki what it is today. We wish her well in her future endeavors.”

According to the organization's job posting, the position has a base salary between $75,000 and $125,000 commensurate with experience, with potential for performance-based bonuses.