Dingman named AMA CEO

The American Motorcyclist Association has named its President, Rob Dingman, chief executive officer, replacing Patti DiPietro, who has served as CEO since January 2006.

“This appointment completes the transition in AMA leadership that was begun a year ago,” said Dal Smilie, AMA board chairman. “That process included a lengthy search period, resulting in the hiring of Rob Dingman as President last December.”

DiPietro began her career in the AMA mailroom in 1976, and progressed steadily while continuing her education, becoming an accounting clerk, vice president of finance and operations, and chief financial officer of the association before taking over as CEO last year.

Dingman served as the AMA’s Washington representative in the 1990s before returning to his native New York to serve as assistant commissioner for transportation safety in the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. His experience in the motorcycle field includes time with the Motorcycle Industry Council prior to his first tenure with the AMA.

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