Richard Gray, Jeff Smith Winners in AMA Board Election
23 January 2001
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that Richard Gray and Jeff Smith were the winners in this year's election for the AMA Board of Trustees. Gray, a 21-year AMA member who lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has served on the Board for the past six years and is the current chairman. He was the winner in a three-way race for the seat representing the Northeast Region. Other candidates were Jerry Wood, and Robert Coy. In North Central Region balloting, Smith, of Wausau, Wisconsin, earned the Board seat over Dale Greenwald. Smith is a 28-year AMA member who served for nine years as executive director of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) before retiring last year. He is also a two-time world motocross champion. In the Northwest Region, Trustee Dal Smilie of Helena, Montana, who is also the Board vice chairman, was unopposed. All three candidates were elected for three-year terms. The AMA received the final tallies from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, which tabulated the results, on January 16. The first Board meeting following the election is set for March 4-5 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The election process for the Southeast, Southwest and South Central regions will be held later this year. The AMA Board is made up of 12 Trustees, six elected by corporate members and six elected by individual members. The Board is responsible for managing the affairs and property of the AMA.