PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Joe Bromley as the Director of Racing for the Association. Bromley, who was elected from the Northeast Region one year ago to the AMA Board of Directors, resigned his seat on the Board effective today, Jan. 5, to accept the position. As Director of Racing, Bromley will oversee the day-to-day operations of AMA Racing.
"Racing is a large part of the AMA's heritage, and it is a significant part of the AMA's future," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "As the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world, the AMA has a responsibility to maintain a world-class amateur racing program. Joe Bromley will provide hands-on leadership and help the Association achieve that goal."
Bromley has a long history with motorcycling and the AMA. The Pennsylvanian grew up working at his family's motorcycle dealership and won his first race at the age of six. He was president of AMA District 6 for 12 years and also served as president of the Road Winders Motorcycle Club, which was founded in 1953 and ran one of the first motocross events in the Northeast.
"Leaving the Board and its responsibilities was not an easy decision to make, but I believe that the AMA is on the right track, has its priorities in order and that I have something to contribute to the day-to-day management of the Association," Bromley said. "I am very proud of the fact that during the course of my relatively short tenure on the Board, we have made a renewed commitment to amateur racing, which is something that is near and dear to me. The path has been set and I am excited about the opportunity to implement the strategic direction that I helped craft."
Bromley, who has been an AMA member for nearly three decades, remains an active racer and recreational road and off-road rider. He competes in both off-road and dirt track events and has won 21 amateur AMA National Dirt Track Championships in his amateur career.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has promoted and protected the motorcycling lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycle organization with nearly 300,000 members, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition events than any other organization in the world. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, visit www.AmericanMotorcyclist.com.