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Jonathan Hopkins | Executive Director

Jonathan joined Commute Seattle in January 2017 to lead our nationally-acclaimed efforts to help people commute and travel smarter. He provides strategic oversight of Commute Seattle’s unique public-private partnership focused in improving mobility in Seattle by reducing drive-alone rates. He also works closely with business, government and advocacy stakeholders to support collaborative planning for the future of our downtown urban environment. Jonathan commutes on foot and transit.

 

Hannah Faires | Business Development Manager

Hannah manages the bridge between Commute Seattle’s public and private partners and clients. She oversees the fee-for-service efforts that build the capacity of businesses and property managers to tackle their transportation planning and outreach. She also leads the efforts managing mobility projects that promote transportation options to commuters, residents, businesses of all sizes, and property managers. Hannah focuses on increased bicycle awareness and advocacy by managing the Seattle Bike Friendly Business Network. Hailing from rural Southeastern Ohio, her journey continued north to Cleveland where she obtained her degree in Biology. She began her career in Community Development and Urban Planning with University Circle Inc., where her passion for urban sustainability blossomed. Hannah commutes via bike, bus, rail, or walking.

 

Heidi Speight | Marketing and Events Specialist

As Marketing and Events Specialist Heidi maintains the website and social media presence at Commute Seattle. She manages marketing, communications, and organizes large commuter outreach events like Bikes and Bagels. Before working in transportation, Heidi consulted with businesses on their sustainability planning and ran her own specialty food business. Heidi commutes by bus and bike.

 

Joseph Bellanca | CTR Services Specialist

Joe works with Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) affected companies Downtown to fulfill their survey and reporting requirements. With a background in Library and Information Science, Joe has a passion for gathering, organizing, and using data to help businesses and organizations run more efficiently. When not using his library skills to promote alternative forms of transportation, Joe helps staff the reference desk at the Michael C. Weidemann LGBT Library on Capitol Hill. He currently walks to work.

Billy Duss | CTR Services Specialist

Billy works with Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) affected companies located outside of Downtown to fulfill their survey and reporting requirements. After growing up in Wisconsin and studying political science at the University of Minnesota, Billy moved to Seattle in 2009 and immediately knew he was in the right place. A self-described transit nerd, Billy came to Commute Seattle after working on dozens of political campaigns across the state, and in Olympia during the legislative session. Billy commutes by bike, light rail, and bus.

Kendle Bjelland | ORCA Sales Passport Specialist

Kendle works with small businesses in downtown Seattle to develop and analyze transportation programming specific to their needs. She also works with King County Metro to provide outreach and marketing for the ORCA Business Passport program, as well as assist customers through the signup process. She enjoys a multi-modal commute and either rides the bus or bikes to work.