WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) announced that Vice-President, Government Affairs & Public Relations Megan Ekstrom has resigned from her position effective October 9, 2018. The Board had appointed Ekstrom to the role in May 2016. During her tenure, she served as the chief association advocate on legislative and regulatory issues at the federal level that impacted motorcyclists’ rights and safety and played a primary role in promoting and expanding the MRF’s government and regulatory affairs missions.
“I was disappointed in learning of Megan’s departure, as I felt we have indeed made great progress since her coming aboard,” said Kirk “Hardtail” Willard, President and Chairman of the Board. “I genuinely wish her the best and am grateful for her service and assistance in finding a suitable replacement.”
Ekstrom has accepted a position in global government affairs for Procter and Gamble, a Fortune 50 company, where she will advocate in front of Congress on behalf of their consumer product line and international trade concerns.
“Leaving the MRF has been a truly difficult decision to make, however with the current staff and leadership within the Board of Directors and state partners, the organization is exceptionally well positioned strategically and is supported by a dedicated membership. I have no doubt that the MRF will continue to be a ‘force to be reckoned with’ in the future,” Ekstrom said of her departure.
A search committee to identify candidates will be formed in the coming days. The process will be expedited to ensure a smooth transition period between Ekstrom’s departure and the new hire’s start date.