Duane Taylor is returning to the MIC to serve the membership as director of safe and responsible use programs. He previously served as director of federal affairs at the MIC Government Relations Office just outside Washington, D.C. Most recently, Taylor served as the executive director of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, where he led a variety of nationwide initiatives to support land access, trail projects, and responsible recreation.
"We're excited to have Duane back on our team," said Erik Pritchard, MIC president and CEO. "He learned a lot at NOHVCC and we will leverage his and our expertise to serve the OHV community at a time when there is a tremendous opportunity to grow and improve access for OHV recreation. Duane will work ably with land managers, clubs, and industry to support responsible recreation on public lands."
Taylor's duties will include engaging OHV enthusiasts, land managers, legislators, federal and state agencies, industry professionals, and others to amplify the powersports industry's efforts to maintain, expand, and protect off-highway trail networks – and to oppose on-road use of ATVs and ROVs. He will continue supporting ongoing efforts to obtain federal and state funding for off-highway vehicle recreation.
"I am thrilled to return to the Motorcycle Industry Council," concluded Taylor. "Particularly as I will have the opportunity to focus on issues about which I am most passionate – safe and responsible use of OHVs."