Ralph Pfremmer, Executive Director
Ralph Pfremmer is Trailnet’s new Executive Director. After a nation-wide search, Trailnet’s Board of Directors selected Ralph and announced that he would begin his duties in October 2014. Ralph is eager to promote Trailnet’s programs, planning, and advocacy efforts with his skills as an innovator and entrepreneur. As a personal advocate for health and wellness, Ralph considers Trailnet’s mission to be one that is not only compelling, but also life-changing for communities and individuals alike. He believes his gifts of motivation and promotion that he has honed in the business world will advance Trailnet’s mission and visibility in the region.
Ralph embraces the benefits of an active lifestyle. He joined the cycling community after a health scare in 1998 that motivated him to incorporate exercise into his daily routine and begin a healthier way of life. For several years Ralph competed in amateur road, mountain, and cyclocross races across the nation, however now his cycling is mainly for recreation and commuting.
Prior to his position at Trailnet, Ralph was the CEO and founder of Pfoodman Holdings, a multi-unit food service management company serving education, business/retail, and senior living sectors. He used active living and sustainability as a platform for business development, promoting his company’s culture by establishing a unique presence in communities. The company promoted and managed active living events throughout the year, partnering with many causes as part of their unique marketing process.
Ralph begins his position at Trailnet with enthusiasm. He is excited to collaborate and build relationships as a new leader in the non-profit sector. Driven by a personal connection to the mission, he recognizes the possibilities to further the organization’s efforts and to inspire walking, biking, and the use of public transit throughout the St. Louis region.