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Honoree 20/25

2024 CEOs of the Year | Donna Matturro McAleer

Donna Matturro McAleer | 2024 CEO of the Year

2024 CEOs of the Year | Donna Matturro McAleer

Executive Director | Bicycle Collective

What professional achievements are you most proud of?

There are many achievements for which I am proud: Graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and leading soldiers in the U.S. Army; leaving a VP position in a publicly-traded company to train for the opportunity to represent the U.S. in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in the medal debut of women’s bobsled; being awarded a gold medal in nonfiction by Military Writers Society of America for writing “Porcelain on Steel: Women of West Point’s Long Gray Line”; leading the transformation of the People’s Health Clinic business model to create financial stability for this organization and increasing access to health and medical care for uninsured community members; being twice nominated by my fellow citizens to run for U.S. Congress against a multi-term incumbent and building a campaign infrastructure from the ground up; increasing transportation equity to Utahns without self-reliant and independent mobility by providing refurbished bicycles free of charge; and building and opening Bicycle Collective’s new hub and headquarters.

How do you define success for yourself and your company?

Having a meaningful and measurable impact on the lives of others in our state by increasing the number of people on bikes. Globally, bicycles are the foundation of the transportation system. They are the most used piece of equipment for getting from one place to another unless you count walking. Both biking and walking are beneficial for our physical, emotional and mental health, but a bicycle is four times as fast as our feet and requires only 20 percent of the labor—and it is good for the air we breathe.

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Savannah Beth Withers Taylor is the assistant editor of Utah Business and a graduate of the editing and publishing program at Brigham Young University. Beth has written content about travel, academics, and mental health for Stowaway magazine, BYU College of Humanities and United Way. She enjoys traveling, reading, eating, and mercilessly defeating loved ones in anything competitive.