Association announces changes to AMA Board of Directors
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to
announce that two candidates for two open seats on the AMA Board of Directors
will appear on the ballot at the AMA business member meeting on Friday, Oct.
17, in Orlando, Fla. In addition, a third at-large member will go before the
AMA membership for ratification.
Robert Pearce, vice president of operations at KTM North America, and Paul
Puma, commercial leader for GE Capital Solutions' Motorsport Group, will stand
for election to full, three-year terms at the business member meeting. Jeff
Skeen, CEO of Affinity Development Group, has been appointed as an at-large
member of the AMA Board of Directors. Ratification for Skeen's position will be
sought from the AMA membership at the individual member meeting.
The AMA also announces that Cobra Motorcycle CEO Sean Hilbert has left the
board to focus on new growth opportunities for his company. Pearce has been
appointed to fill the seat vacated by Hilbert in the interim.
"The AMA Board of Directors is pleased that Robert, Jeff and Paul have
agreed to volunteer their time and expertise to the board," said AMA Board
Chair Maggie McNally-Bradshaw. "Each brings a wealth of industry and
leadership experience, and we're looking forward to their contributions.
"In addition, on behalf of the board, AMA staff and our members, I want to
thank Sean Hilbert for his service on the AMA Board of Directors,"
McNally-Bradshaw said. "We wish Sean and Cobra Motorcycle all the
The annual AMA member and business member meetings are part of the AMA National
Convention. Held in partnership with the American International Motorcycle Expo
at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 16-19, the AMA
National Convention includes the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony. Information about the convention and induction ceremony can be found
About the American
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a
not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the
motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's
largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates
for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of
competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides
money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes
and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.