For the first time in its 37-year history, the Motorcycle Industry Council has had a woman elected to its board of directors.
The MIC announced the election of Sarah Schilke, director of business development, Fairchild Sports/Hein Gericke, to the board. Schilke will be representing the aftermarket/allied trades members.
“I'm honored and excited to take on such an influential role with the MIC,” she said in a press release. “It is my goal to help grow the industry by contributing a diverse background and knowledge base, particularly as we shift focus toward new emerging markets.”
Schilke replaces Fred Fox, chairman of Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties, who served on the MIC board for 13 years before deciding to decline the Board nomination.
Schilke’s 13-year industry experience includes category management for Hein Gericke Women’s apparel, western advertising manager for the AMA’s American Motorcyclist magazine, marketing manager for Electric Motorbike and parts/accessory sales at a motorcycle dealership. She also serves as an on the FIM’s Commission on Women in Motorcycling, is an MSF Motorcycle Safety instructor and regularly volunteers at Ride for Kids events.Click here for reuse options!
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