PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) announced today that Katy Wood has been named the Operations Manager for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. Wood will be responsible for managing the museum's vast motorcycle, literature and memorabilia collections and ensuring care of all loaned objects. Wood will also oversee museum staff, volunteers, and the on-line store and gift shop.
"Katy Wood brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position, and I am pleased that we will be able to better leverage her background in this new role," said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO. "Katy will prove to be invaluable as the AMA invests more resources to showcase our Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the legendary personalities who have contributed so much to the legacy of motorcycling in America."
Dingman added that Wood will also assist the AMA's marketing group as it supports museum-related events that are designed to bring more visitors to the facility's Pickerington location.
A 1990 graduate of the University of Kansas with a BA in English, Wood was hired by the AMA in 2000 as the museum management assistant. In that role she was the museum's registrar responsible for documenting all loaned and donated items, as well as coordinating the logistics of shipping loaned items to and from the museum. She managed the annual Hall of Fame nomination, voting and induction process, including the yearly gala event; planned museum events and arranged for outside groups renting the facility; and assisted outside researchers and the media with various projects including magazine articles, film and television programs, and photography. Wood also served as the administrative assistant for museum staff and the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Board of Directors.
Wood returns to the museum after serving for one year as the administrative assistant to the Administrative Services Department.
"We are really glad to have Katy back with the museum," said Stan Simpson, AMA board of directors chairman and the acting chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation Board of Directors. "Many of our supporters and contributors remember how hard she worked at everything she did, and she was a gracious ambassador for the museum. Katy was a constant source of excellence, and I am confident she will help us take the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum to the next level of achievement and recognition."