The Bicycle Coaition of Maine has chosen its board president, Nancy Grant of Portland, as its new executive director.

The coalition announced Grant’s selection today, saying she stood out among dozens of candidates in a national search.

“She cares passionately about making our state a safer place to bicycle and encouraging more Mainers to try bicycling,” said John Wright, the coalition’s incoming board president.

An educational technology consultant at Bowdoin College since 2001, Grant has served as staff adviser to the college’s bicycle sharing program, as a member of the Bowdoin President’s Climate Commitment Advisory Committee and as lead organizer of Bowdoin’s Commute Another Way activities, the coalition said in a statement announcing the selection.

The coalition’s current executive director, Allison Vogt, is moving out of state, the statement said.