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BPSA and Camber Outdoors Announce 2017 BLC Scholarship Winners

Camber Outdoors, the active-outdoor industries organization focused on equality for all women in the outdoors, and the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA), are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC) scholarships.

  • Tabi Adkins, Business Operations Manager, Accell North America
  • Elizabeth Sparrow, Sales Account Manager, SRAM, LLC
  • Brooke Stehley, Sales & Marketing Manager, Rolf Prima Wheel Systems
  • Josiah Lent, Territory Manager, Trek Bicycle Corp

Now in its third year, this scholarship program brings new and emerging leaders to the BLC, with a focus on individuals working at bike suppliers and manufacturers, as well as industry sales representatives (a new category this year).

“We’ve been really pleased with how well the scholarship winners have integrated the BLC content and networking connections and taken it home to their companies,” noted BPSA Executive Director Ray Keener. “These are our future industry leaders, so it’s never too soon to get them started on that path.”

The BLC, owned by the BPSA, is an annual, three-day conference for industry leaders and key stakeholders that includes networking, education, and collaboration on issues and opportunities facing the bike industry. The scholarships will cover conference registration and hotel accommodations for awardees.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the BPSA to bring new bike-industry talent to the BLC,” said Deanne Buck, executive director of Camber Outdoors. “It’s a great opportunity for these individuals to gain industry knowledge, develop as leaders, and share their voices and perspectives at the event.”

About BPSA

BPSA is the US trade association for suppliers of bicycles, parts, accessories and services. The

association leads industry initiatives in legal and governmental affairs, statistics, and safety issues, and provides regular networking and educational forums for members. To learn more, please

About Camber Outdoors

Founded in 1996, Camber Outdoors (formerly OIWC) envisions a future of “Everyone’s Outdoors.” It is the only national organization dedicated to achieving equality for all women in the outdoors, from backcountry to boardroom, through innovative and thought-leading programming and initiatives, including Thought-Leader Keynotes, the CEO Pledge, Pitchfest, and a cross-industry/company Mentoring Program. Over 170 corporate and 4,000 individual members support Camber Outdoors.

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