WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation announced the hiring of Megan Ekstrom as Vice-President of Governmental Affairs & Public Relations effective immediately. Ekstrom comes to the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) from the International Fragrance Association where she served as the head of government affairs.
“After a rigorous search process with a number of promising candidates, Megan established herself as the clear leader. Her professional background includes work in both the public and private sectors, as well as a unique skill set that will deliver value in continuing to develop the MRF as a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle,” said Kirk ‘Hardtail’ Willard, President of the MRF Board of Directors.
A native of Arizona, Megan has resided in Washington, DC for almost 15 years, getting her start working in Congress as well as several prominent government and public affairs firms whose clients included national trade associations and other transportation related clients. For the last 4 years Megan directed the advocacy program and activities for the International Fragrance Association advising them on legislative and regulatory activity for issues affecting the environment, international trade and transport as well as occupational health and safety. Complimenting her Capitol Hill and policy background. Megan is also active with a number of influential organizations in Washington, DC including Women in Government Relations. Last year Megan was also nominated for an Excellence in Advocacy Award.
“We are excited to put Megan’s energy and passion for advocacy and building out a Washington presence to use for the MRF and its members. Her past experience and skill set will be extremely beneficial to the MRF as she oversees our relationships with key government officials, agencies and allied trade associations,” said Willard.
About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with State Motorcyclists’ Rights Organizations (SMROs) to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.