From:Dave Hennessey
Subject:AMCA Executive Director Hired Date:Tue Dec 3 14:43:13 2013
AMCA President’s Newsletter

Dear Chapter Presidents, Officers and Newsletter Editors,

On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to announce the hiring of John Cerilli as the AMCA's first Executive Director. Please see the formal announcement below which will soon appear on the Club's website and Forum.

We looked forward to John working closely with your Chapter to exchange ideas on how to promote the Club's mission to existing Members and to those individuals who may be interested in old bikes but are not aware of the AMCA and its many Chapters. John will be contacting your Chapter shortly after the first of the year to introduce himself.

We urge you to welcome John and give him the help and encouragement he will need as he learns about your Chapter.
We believe that John's hiring as Executive Director is a positive move by the Club to add to the already existing AMCA culture and to assure this culture lasts for generations to come. Let's all join with John and move forward together.

Please copy the attached announcement and include it in your next newsletter or e mail to your Chapter Members.
Thanks for listening. Please email or call with your comments.


DECEMBER 2, 2013—The Antique Motorcycle Club of America is pleased to announce the selection of John J. Cerilli of Scottsdale, Arizona, to fill the new position of Executive Director for the Club.

The AMCA, founded in 1954, is an association of enthusiasts focused on antique motorcycles 35 years old or older. Next year marks the AMCA’s 60th anniversary, and during that 60 years, it has grown from a small regional club to an international organization with more than 10,000 members.

Until now, the Club’s management has been exclusively in the hands of a volunteer Board of Directors. But with the hiring of an Executive Director, the AMCA is taking the next step in its expansion, bringing in a full-time manager focused on membership service and long-term growth.

Cerilli previously worked as a sales/marketing/business development executive in the semiconductor industry for more than 35 years. His hobby and passion, however, has
always been motorcycles, both modern and vintage, and he has owned more than 30 bikes in his 45 years of riding.

“We are pleased to have John on board in this new position,” said AMCA Board President Richard Spagnolli. “The hiring of an Executive Director is a major step that the Board has considered for the past several years. And it’s only fitting that we take this step as the Club celebrates its 60th anniversary. We look forward to John working with the Membership to continue the well-established and long-enduring culture of the AMCA.”

“I am deeply honored to accept this position and I feel this new role is a natural for me,” noted Cerilli. “I have been involved with motorcycles for more than four decades, and I have been been running a website focused on vintage machines for several years. I sincerely look forward to helping in the growth of the largest antique-motorcycle organization in the United States.”

Cerilli will start his new duties on January 1.