AMA president Rob Dingman has been named chief executive officer of the organization, replacing Patti DiPietro, who served as CEO since January 2006.
A 14-year member of the AMA, Dingman was the organization's Washington, D.C., representative in the 1990s before becoming assistant commissioner for Transportation Safety in New York's Department of Motor Vehicles. Dingman was a government relations specialist at the MIC prior to his first tenure with the AMA. He gained even more experience in highway safety issues as the chief administrator of the New York governor's Traffic Safety Committee.
"This appointment completes the transition in AMA leadership that was begun a year ago," says Dal Smilie, chairman of the AMA board of directors.