NSBF Committees

Executive Committee

Provides organization leadership, management, and fiduciary responsibility

Meets as needed.

Chris Sieverdes

NSBF President
Committees: Executive, Membership, Education, Nominating
Teams: Awards, Byway Leader Training, State Byway Coordinator Orientation Training
Ohio Byway Links (statewide byway nonprofit) and the Amish Country Byway

Stacy A. Brown

Vice-President 2021-2023
Committees: Communications
Teams: IPW Team (Chair)
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau President

Jan Gammon

NSBF Secretary
Committees: Executive, Education,
Membership (Chair)
Team: Byway Leader Training
Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway

Penny Simonsen

NSBF Treasurer
Committees: Executive, Education
E. Central Regional Development Commission, Lake Mille Lacs, Veteran’s Evergreen, St. Croix Scenic Byways

Anne Taber Klenke

Committees: Executive, Communications (Chair)
Teams: IPW
Visit Lake Charles and Creole Nature Trail All-American Road

Bobby Koepplin

NSBF Past President
Committees: Congressional Outreach (Chair), Development (Chair)
Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway

Sharon Strouse

NSBF Executive Director

Ex-Officio Member of all committees and teams
Byway Leader Training - Facilitator and Presenter
State Byway Coordinator Orientation Training - Presenter
Byway Resource Librarian

NSBF Executive Director, Amish Country Byway Leader

Education Committee

Chair – Eric Hamilton
admin@mohawktowpath.org

Manages webinars, byway leader training, conference curriculum, newsletter content, and Byway Fact Sheets

Meets on the third Thursday of the month, 2 pm Eastern

Eric Hamilton
Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
Ann Gravatt
State Byway Coordinator - Delaware DOT - Retired
Nathan Caldwell
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Retired
Leslie McLellan
Tourism Currents
Sheila Scarborough
Tourism Currents
Chris Sieverdes
Ohio Byway Links (statewide byway nonprofit) and the Amish Country Byway
Jan Gammon
Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway
Penny Simonsen
E. Central Regional Development Commission, Lake Mille Lacs, Veteran’s Evergreen, St. Croix Scenic Byways
Lenore Bates
Colorado Department of Transportation
Adam Hlasny
Southern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission, General John Stark, Robert Frost/Old Stage Coach, Upper Lamprey NH Scenic Byways
Michael McClanahan
Tennessee Department of Transportation Beautification Office
Sharon Strouse
NSBF Executive Director, Amish Country Byway Leader

Communication Committee

Chair – Anne Klenke
aklenke@visitlakecharles.org

Manages newsletter, website content, NSBF social media, messaging, and collateral information

Meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 4 pm Eastern

Anne Taber Klenke
Visit Lake Charles and Creole Nature Trail All-American Road
Kelli Hepler
Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway, Colorado 30th Byway Anniversary Leader
Stacy A. Brown
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau President
Sarah Focke
Kearney Visitors Bureau
Adam Hlasny
Southern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission, General John Stark, Robert Frost/Old Stage Coach, Upper Lamprey NH Scenic Byways
Stephanie Liskey
Sailforth Productions
Annette Pitts
Cascade Loop Scenic Byway - Executive Director
Sharon Strouse
NSBF Executive Director, Amish Country Byway Leader
Becky Repp
American Road Magazine
Debbie Rinckey
Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Market Wise

Development Committee

Chair – Bobby Koepplin
bkoepplin@msn.com

Identifies, engages, and builds relationships with donors and sponsors.

Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, 3 pm Eastern

Bobby Koepplin
Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway
Bob Haynes
Old Canada Road Scenic Byway
Janet Kennedy
Lakes to Locks Passage All American Road
Greg Marshall
Visit Rochester NY, Past Executive Director
Maree Forbes Gaughan, PhD
NSBF Director of Development and Marketing

Membership Committee

Chair – Jan Gammon
jgammon@prrcd.org

Building membership and sponsors

Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2 pm Eastern

Jan Gammon
Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway
John Divine
Deb Divine
Nathan Caldwell
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Retired
Jim Klein
Pat Meade
Chris Sieverdes
Ohio Byway Links (statewide byway nonprofit) and the Amish Country Byway
Lenore Bates
Colorado Department of Transportation
Eric Hamilton
Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway
Annette Pitts
Cascade Loop Scenic Byway - Executive Director
Sharon Strouse
NSBF Executive Director, Amish Country Byway Leader

Congressional Outreach Committee

Chair – Bobby Koepplin
bkoepplin@msn.com

Meets as needed.

Bobby Koepplin
Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway
Kelli Hepler
Grand Mesa National Scenic Byway, Colorado 30th Byway Anniversary Leader
Greg Marshall
Visit Rochester NY, Past Executive Director
Maree Forbes Gaughan, PhD
NSBF Director of Development and Marketing
Shelley Johnson, CDME
Creole Nature Trail All-American Road

Nominations Committee

Chair – Stacy Brown

Meets as needed.

Stacy A. Brown
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau President
Chris Sieverdes
Ohio Byway Links (statewide byway nonprofit) and the Amish Country Byway
Michael McClanahan
Tennessee Department of Transportation Beautification Office
Sharon Strouse
NSBF Executive Director, Amish Country Byway Leader

Annual Awards Team

Team Chair – Chris Sieverdes
csieverdes@gmail.com

Meets as needed.

Chris Sieverdes
Ohio Byway Links (statewide byway nonprofit) and the Amish Country Byway
John Divine
Deb Divine
Jim Klein
Pat Meade
Lenore Bates
Colorado Department of Transportation
Sharon Strouse
NSBF Executive Director, Amish Country Byway Leader

IPW Team

Chair – Stacy Brown
sbrown@sbctb.org

Meets as needed.

Stacy A. Brown
Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau President
Anne Taber Klenke
Visit Lake Charles and Creole Nature Trail All-American Road
Debbie Rinckey
Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Market Wise

Byway Leader Training (BLT) Team

Chair – Chris Sieverdes
csieverdes@gmail.com

Meets as needed.

Chris Sieverdes
Ohio Byway Links (statewide byway nonprofit) and the Amish Country Byway

Jan Gammon
Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway
Sharon Strouse
NSBF Executive Director, Amish Country Byway Leader

State Byway Coordinator Orientation Training (SCBOT) Team

Chair – Ann Gravatt

Meets as needed.

Ann Gravatt
State Byway Coordinator - Delaware DOT - Retired
Nathan Caldwell
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Retired
Chris Sieverdes
Ohio Byway Links (statewide byway nonprofit) and the Amish Country Byway
Lenore Bates
Colorado Department of Transportation
Michael McClanahan
Tennessee Department of Transportation Beautification Office
Sharon Strouse
NSBF Executive Director, Amish Country Byway Leader