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Rob Dingman

President and Chief Executive Officer - American Motorcyclist Association
        Pickerington, OH – President - November 2006 – April 2007; President/CEO April 2007 - present

  • Provide leadership for national organization of motorcycle enthusiasts with two subsidiary corporations;
  • Run world’s largest motorsports sanctioning body;
  • Redefined business model and restructured entire organization;
  • Serve as president and member of the Board of Directors of subsidiary corporation, American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation; elevated and enhanced the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame exhibits and induction ceremony;
  • Currently president, FIM North America, a continental union of the Geneva, Switzerland-based Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme and member of the FIM Board of Directors Executive Committee and chair of FIM Board Finance Committee.

Assistant Commissioner for Transportation Safety - New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
        Albany, New York -  March 1998 – August 2004 & July 2005 – November 2006

  • Served as chief administrator of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), a traffic safety organization housed within the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV); the committee is made up of the heads of thirteen state agencies;
  • Responsible for successful turn-around of GTSC, making the organization more efficient, effective and responsive to leadership;
  • Supervised staff of 30 and directed GTSC program initiatives which resulted in New York’s achievement of record low numbers of traffic fatalities and significant additional federal funding;
  • Administered $30 million traffic safety grant program, $20 million statewide STOP-DWI program and $6.5 million motorcycle safety program contract; conducted public awareness campaigns including executive production of award winning television and radio spots;
  • Spearheaded DMV’s e-Commerce efforts enabling transactions that formerly required an office visit to be conducted online.

Project Manager - Behan Communications, Inc.
         Glens Falls and Albany, New York - August 2004 – June 2005

  • Managed a variety of public affairs, public relations, marketing and fundraising projects for a diverse client base; issue areas included economic development, tourism, management consulting, land management, religion and politics.

 Washington Representative - American Motorcyclist Association
         Washington, D.C. - October 1994 - March 1998

  • Served as Washington lobbyist and represented interests of association and its members to Congress and federal agencies; testified at hearings; made recommendations to and coordinated contributions from association’s political action committee.

Government Relations Specialist - Motorcycle Industry Council
        Arlington, Virginia - January 1990 - October 1994

  • Developed and maintained positive working relationships with related organizations, federal and state agencies, state legislatures, and Congressional staff; testified at Congressional hearings and met with members of Congress and administration officials; spoke at various conferences, workshops, briefings, and meetings; and analyzed, monitored, and reported on federal and state legislative and regulatory activity.

Research Associate - New York State Assembly
        Albany, New York - August 1988 - July 1989

  • Responsible for research and development of legislative program for subject matter specific to Codes, Crime and Corrections, and Judiciary Committees; served as interim research analyst for sixteen committee subject areas.


Regulatory Compliance for Facilities Managers - Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, ISBN 0-913359-52-1 - 1989 - A guide for facilities managers regarding federal laws and regulations affecting them.


The George Washington University
        Master of Arts - Political Management, July 1997

State University of New York at Albany
        Bachelor of Arts - Major: Political Science  Minor: Journalism, 1988

Honors & Awards

Named 2012 Executive of the Year by PowerSports Business magazine.

Featured in the April 2009 issue of Associations Now, published by the American Society of Association Executives and the Center for Association Leadership.

The American Motorcyclist Association won first place in the 2015 Showalter Political Involvement Program Innovation Award competition, announced Dec. 11 in Naples, Fla., at the annual Innovate to Motivate conference. The Showalter Innovation Award recognizes innovations and results in the grassroots and political action committee profession.

The American Motorcyclist Association was awarded the 2012 Grassroots Social Media Innovation Award by the Public Affairs Council for devising and successfully employing groundbreaking new grassroots strategies that can serve as a model for other organizations.

The American Motorcyclist Association was granted the Industry Leader award by Motorcycle-USA.com, a leading online motorcycle magazine as part of its annual "Best of" awards for 2011.