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Ron Burke

Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance

Ron Burke became Executive Director of the Active Transportation Alliance in August of 2010. For 25 years, Mr. Burke has worked on environmental, public health and transportation issues in the non-profit and government sectors.

Prior to joining Active Trans, Mr. Burke was Midwest Office Director for the Union of Concerned Scientists and Associate Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Burke also worked for the American Lung Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Mr. Burke earned an M.S. from Washington University’s Department of Engineering and Policy and did his undergraduate work in life sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.