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AMA Announces Changes to Organizational Structure

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) today announced changes to the organization's structure designed to increase the Association's effectiveness in its core mission of promoting motorcycle "rights. riding. racing."

The changes, which were announced following the February 17 meeting of the AMA Board of Directors, will create three new standing committees of the Board -- Rights, Riding and Racing -- each designed to focus on one element of the AMA's mission. These committees will consist of Board members and other experts who will meet at least twice a year for the purpose of strategic planning within each core area.

"The AMA is the leading voice of American motorcyclists in a wide variety of areas," said AMA Board Chairman Rick Gray. "We are at the forefront of efforts to defend the rights of motorcyclists. We create riding opportunities through our calendar of more than 1,000 sanctioned road-riding events each year. And we are the largest motorcycle racing organization in the world, with a yearly schedule of more than 3,000 races at the amateur and professional levels.

"This new structure allows us to use the expertise of our Board of Directors most effectively," he added. "By allowing these committees to work on the Association's long-term direction in each of these critical areas, we can be more responsive to the interests of all AMA members."

The AMA Board consists of 12 members, half elected by individual AMA members from six regions of the country, and half elected by the AMA's corporate members. The new committees will be in addition to the Board's existing Executive Committee and Finance Committee. Assignments to the new committees will be made in the coming weeks by the Board chairman.

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