AMA Board Taps Robert Dingman as New AMA Pres.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) hasannounced that its Board of Directors has selected Robert M. Dingman tobe the Association's next President.
Dingman succeeds Robert Rasor, who is retiring as AMA President and willserve as AMA Director of International Affairs. Dingman previouslyserved the AMA for nearly five years as its Washington (D.C.)Representative, and is returning to the Association from the position ofAssistant Commissioner for Transportation Safety for New York State'sDepartment of Motor Vehicles, where he headed the Governor's TrafficSafety Committee.
"Every AMA member, along with everyone in the American motorcyclingcommunity, can look at Rob Dingman and say, 'He's one of us' -- a trueenthusiast with a genuine passion for the work we do," said Dal Smilie,Chairman of the AMA Board of Directors. "We're fortunate to have found aperson of his professional experience and personal commitment to guidethe AMA into what promises to be a bright and successful future."
"I'm honored to have been chosen by the Board of Directors to lead theAMA at this time of change and growth," said Dingman. "I believe in theAssociation's mission of 'rights, riding, racing,' and for me there's nogreater privilege than to serve the AMA's 280,000 members."
Before joining the AMA staff in 1994, Dingman was a Government RelationsSpecialist for the Motorcycle Industry Council, and a Legislative Aideand Research Associate in the New York State Assembly. A 13-year AMAmember and an avid street rider and off-highway enthusiast, he holds aMaster of Arts in political management from The George WashingtonUniversity and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and journalismfrom the State University of New York at Albany.
Dingman's first day as AMA President will be November 27, 2006. Based atthe Association's headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio, he'll report toAMA Chief Executive Officer Patricia DiPietro on an interim basis duringa transition period.
The American Motorcyclist Association: rights. riding. racing. Foundedin 1924, the AMA is a non-profit organization with more than 280,000members. The Association's purpose is to pursue, protect and promote theinterests of motorcyclists, while serving the needs of its members. TheAMA also is the world's largest motorsports-sanctioning body. For moreinformation, visit the AMA website at www.AMADirectlink.com, or call1-800-AMA-JOIN.
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