Consistent with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s (MRF) purpose to be an independent national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle in a fiscally responsible manner, the MRF has taken the following actions.
We have renewed our agreement with Husch Blackwell Strategies LLC for an additional year for them to act as our governmental affairs consultants. We will continue to be represented by registered lobbyist, William (Rocky) Fox.
We have also renewed our contract with JPK Services to provide administrative and office management services to the MRF.
We have entered into an agreement with DB Services to provide editorial oversight and publication services for the American Bikers Journal, our printed and electronic by-monthly magazine.
Also, during our recent Board Meeting at Meeting of the Minds in Indianapolis the position of Executive Director of the MRF that was created by the Board in 2018 was filled. The Chairman of the Board and MRF Vice President, Jay Jackson, recommended MRF Past President, Mark Buckner, be appointed to the position; the Board unanimously agreed. Mark will focus on our Corporate Strategic Plan, membership retention and growth, and the Corporation’s operational efficiencies. Additionally, the following MRF Officers were elected. Kirk “Hardtail” Willard to his 9th term as President and Board Chairman and Dave Cazel to his 2nd term as Treasurer. Additionally, former Treasurer, Frank Carbone, was ratified as an Ex-Officio member of the Board.
President, Kirk “Hardtail” Willard stated, “each of these moves allows us to maintain an eagle’s eye focus on accomplishing our Legislative Agenda while serving our constituency in the most financially sound way possible. Additionally, we are very enthused to have Mark return to the organization and lead our Strategic Plans and our membership programs.”