Based in Durham, N.C., Niles provides internal and external strategy for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. Working across departments, he implements strategies for Greenway advocacy and public policy initiatives and contributes to organizational operations, program delivery, finance and technology.

A champion for sustainability and developing walkable and bikeable communities, Niles Barnes first joined the East Coast Greenway Alliance in September 2013 and currently serves as deputy director.

Niles graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky and received his master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and holds a certificate in business administration from the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.