Dec 4, 2012
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AMA's Robert Rasor re-elected to FIM Board of Directors
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- American Motorcyclist Association Director of International Affairs Robert Rasor has been re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors for the FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the international governing body for motorcycle sport and touring. Rasor also serves as the appointed vice president of the FIM.
"It is gratifying to be recognized for contributions to the motorcycling community by FIM national federations from around the world," Rasor said. "I am honored to be in a position to continue serving motorcycling as the member of the FIM Board of Directors and to ensure that the interests of the AMA and riders in North America are represented on the world level."
Rasor was re-elected to a four-year term at the FIM General Assembly in Monaco on Dec. 1. Rasor joins Spain's Juan Moreta in being re-elected this year. Jorgen Bitsch of Denmark was newly elected to the board.
"This post is a prestigious and important seat at the international table," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "It gives Rob the opportunity to advise the FIM on critical issues that can affect motorcycling for years to come. Rob is uniquely capable of serving in this important position."
Rasor has served as an FIM vice president since October 2005. Rasor also heads the FIM's Alternative Energy Working Group and has served as president of the FIM's Commission on Mobility, Transport, Road Safety and Public Policy, increasing the organization's involvement in motorcyclists' rights. In addition, Rasor is a past president of the North American Motorcycle Union, one of six regional groups within the FIM that is now known as FIM North America.
Rasor began his career in the AMA Government Relations Department, serving as vice president from the early 1980s until his appointment as AMA president in 2000. Rasor accepted the post of director of international affairs in 2006.
Rasor has more than 40 years of motorcycling experience, has been an amateur motocross racer and has toured on street bikes extensively in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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 rights 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 the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA honors the heroes and the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.