American Motorcyclist Association welcomes John Willoughby as development director PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to welcome John Willoughby to the Association's staff. Willoughby will serve as the...
American Motorcyclist Association welcomes John Willoughby as development director
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to welcome John Willoughby to the Association's staff. Willoughby will serve as the development director of the AMA, and will be responsible for raising funds and cultivating relationships with donors and supporters. One of Willoughby's primary responsibilities will be raising funds for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum.
"This is an exciting time for the AMA and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "We are currently working on bringing the AMA Hall of Fame exhibit to the main floor and, ultimately, this new exhibit will elevate these amazing motorcyclists and their accomplishments to a level never before seen. John's efforts in raising funds and communicating our goals to supporters of the AMA Hall of Fame and the AMA itself will be critical to the success of this project, and he couldn't be on board at a better time."
Willoughby, who currently lives near Orlando, Fla., is re-locating to Ohio to take the position.
"There are many motorcycle museums, but there is only one AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame," Willoughby said. "The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, and the museum that it calls home, occupies a unique position in the motorcycling community. I'm looking forward to fostering support for the Association as well as working with the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation to raise funds and develop relationships that support the mission of the AMA Hall of Fame."
An avid motorcyclist, Willoughby is a 25-year veteran who has worked with foundations, corporations, churches and major donors to raise funds and foster relationships. His background includes developing strategic initiatives, implementing tactical business plans and operational experience. He is also a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion.