AMA Board of Directors Gets Restructured
The two new at-large positions can be filled by individuals who will reportedly bring outside expertise to the AMA Board of Directors.
"It's understandable, considering the AMA was first created in 1924 with substantial support from the motorcycle industry, that we started out with six member-elected and six corporate-elected members," said AMA Board of Directors Chairman Stan Simpson, the elected representative from the South Central Region.
"But today, the membership is certainly capable of charting the course of the AMA. And adding two new Board members with diverse expertise will clearly help the AMA as it grows into the future."
The AMA Board also introduced several newly elected members. From the corporate members, Kawasaki's Williams (second term) and Scott Miller of Harley-Davidson were elected to three-year terms.
Jim Viverito, who won his election in the North Central Region in January, was also seated. Viverito is the first member elected using a new secure online voting process.
"As the largest non-profit, member-based motorcycle association in the United States, we have a responsibility to advocate our members' collective interests as we promote motorcycling and protect its future," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "These changes, approved by our corporate members and the AMA Board of Directors, enhance the capabilities and potential of the AMA, and will improve how the Association operates in the future."