AMA President Robert Rasor's recent election to the position of vice president of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has forced the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) to make some staffing changes.
Although Rasor will continue to represent the AMA and the interests of U.S. motorcyclists in the worldwide arena, some areas within the AMA will need additional coverage as he begins transitioning to a more expanded role within the FIM.
Rasor will continue to serve as president during the transition, while the AMA's Chief Financial Officer, Patricia DiPietro, will serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer. DiPietro, with 29 years' experience helping guide the financial and operational affairs of the AMA, will oversee the Association's day-to-day operations and work with the AMA Board of Directors on leadership plans.
"As the country's premier advocate for motorcyclists, the AMA's influence can only be increased with stronger, more direct ties to international motorcycling," DiPietro said. "At the same time, these staffing changes will allow us to remain focused on the rights, riding and racing interests of our members and motorcycling at large. I look forward to the challenges."
With the transition, John Hoover, a past AMA Board member who recently came out of retirement to serve as the AMA's chief operating officer, will move into a consulting role with the AMA on several projects.
Rasor, who has served the AMA for 33 years, became president in 2000. His involvement with the FIM began in 1988, and he was a key player in guiding the international body to become a watchdog for motorcyclists' rights worldwide, eventually serving as president of the FIM's Commission for Mobility, Transport, Road Safety and Public Policy.
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