October 17, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tom Lindsay
Phone: 614-856-1900 X1357
PICKERINGTON, OHIO -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced the results of its recent nomination process for the AMA Board of Directors.
In the Northeast Region, the candidate will be J. Richard Gray (incumbent, unopposed).
In the North Central Region, the candidates will be Jeff Smith (incumbent) and James Viverito.
In the Northwest Region, the candidates will be Cliff Glidden and Dal Smilie (incumbent).
These five nominees will appear on the ballot appearing in the January, 2004 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine. Each AMA member in the three Northern regions will then have the opportunity to vote on the candidates in their region. The three successful candidates will be seated at the February, 2004 meeting of the AMA Board of Directors.
A minimum of 25 nominations was required to appear on the ballot. Nominations closed on October 10, 2003, and were independently tabulated and the results certified by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, which also verified eligibility. Ernst & Young also will tabulate the ballots cast in the election.
The AMA Board of Directors consists of twelve members. Six individual Directors are elected by the general membership in their respective regions and serve three-year terms. Six corporate Directors are elected by the corporate membership and serve two-year terms. The AMA Board of Directors meets four times a year.
Issued October 17, 2003
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle 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 motorcycling organization, 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 and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.