Government relations manager to handle on-highway issues
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — AMA member Tiffany Cipoletti, who has worked on motorcycle rights issues in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade, is the new American Motorcyclist Association government relations manager for on-highway issues.
She will be based at the AMA Government Relations office in Washington, D.C., reporting to AMA Government Relations Director Mike Sayre.
Cipoletti spent 13 years in various roles at the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, and served as MRF director of government relations from September until her departure earlier in July.
“Having worked with Tiffany for several years while she was at the MRF, I was well aware of her knowledge of the issues affecting motorcyclists today and her skill in addressing those issues,” Sayre said. “We are happy to be able to bring someone of her caliber aboard.”
Beyond her professional career in motorcycling, Cipoletti is an active member and former volunteer legislative director with the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists. She also has participated in women’s motorcycle riding groups to help foster a motorcycle community that is more inclusive of all demographics of riders enjoying the motorcycling lifestyle.
“I am looking forward to this next step on my motorcycling advocacy path,” Cipoletti said. “I am very familiar with the issues that are important to every AMA member, and I am already getting involved.”
While she did not grow up riding motorcycles, Cipoletti cheered for her brother at local motocross tracks.
Several years after beginning her career in motorcycling with the MRF, she signed up for a basic riding course to educate herself on the importance of rider training. With a temporary license in her hands, she bought her first motorcycle a few days later.
Cipoletti has been an AMA member since 2015.