Maggie McNally Becomes First Woman Elected Vice Chairwoman of AMA Board

maggie_mcnallyMaggie McNally has just been elected the vice chairwoman of the AMA Board of Directors. McNally, who has served on the AMA Board of Directors since 2009. is the first woman to hold the position.

“Maggie McNally has played an invaluable role in the leadership of the AMA,” said AMA Chairman of the Board Stan Simpson. “She’s been an active member of our nominating, state chapters and awards committees. We welcome her expanded responsibilities on the board as we strive to find new ways to promote and protect the motorcycling lifestyle.”

McNally is the first woman to be elected vice chair of the AMA Board. She is the third woman to be a member of the board. Hazel Kolb was the first woman elected to the board. She was elected in 1978. Patty Mills replaced Kolb on the board in 1990.

“It’s an honor to represent individual members of the American Motorcyclist Association on the Board of Directors,” McNally said. “We currently face a number of challenges to the motorcycling lifestyle — from attacks on our right to ride to an economic climate that makes it difficult for many to experience the freedom on two wheels. I hope that in my new role I can effect positive change that will improve motorcycling for all of us.”

According to a press release, McNally has been riding since she was 11-years old. Today, she still rides and is a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach.

“Women are among the most passionate and dedicated motorcyclists and members of the AMA,” McNally said. “For the 2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, we’ll be working with some very enthusiastic individuals — those whose clubs and organizations will partner with the AMA as we work hard to make this the best women’s motorcycling conference ever.”