The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced the election of two corporate directors to the AMA Board of Directors: John Ulrich, founder and owner of Roadracing World and Motorcycle Technology, and Sean Hilbert, CEO of Cobra Moto. The elections occurred at the annual AMA corporate members meeting in Indianapolis on Feb. 18.
Ulrich was re-elected, while Hilbert is serving his first term on the AMA board. Both terms are three years in duration.
In addition, Russ Brenan, senior advisor, government relations and public affairs, Kawasaki, was appointed to fill the corporate member seat vacated by Jim Williams, who represented Kawasaki on the AMA board before joining the AMA as vice president of industry relations and corporate member programs. Brenan’s term runs through February 2013.
A longtime director of the association, Ulrich helped shepherd the association through the sale of AMA Pro Racing and its recommitment to motorcycling advocacy.
"The AMA is the first line of defense against unreasonable government restrictions on our sport," Ulrich said. "That’s why I kept renewing my membership for 25 years, and that’s why I continue to serve on the Board of Directors. I’m proud to report that the AMA is now on sound financial footing with $10 million in reserves in addition to significant cash flow from the sale of AMA Pro Racing – which used to be a major money pit. The AMA remains a strong defender of our sport, and I will continue to work hard to keep it that way."
As CEO of Cobra Moto, Hilbert understands minicross and the grassroots appeal of amateur motorcycle competition in America. "I am very honored to be chosen for the board of an organization that has done so much for youth riding and racing over the past few years," said Hilbert.
For more information about the AMA, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.