03-19-2004

04NR11 - MRF Announces New Vice President of Government Relations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Bolin
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March 19, 2004

#04NR11 - MRF Announces New Vice President of Government Relations

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is pleased to announce that Jeff Hennie has accepted the position of MRF Vice President of Government Relations, effective April 5, 2004. Jeff has spent the past five years working as a legislative assistant for Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL), monitoring legislative activity on the House floor and advising Congresswoman Biggert on environmental, technology and defense issues. His familiarity with the federal legislative process and the contacts he has made on Capitol Hill will be a huge asset for the MRF as we forge ahead with our legislative agenda.

Jeff has been involved in political activities for many years, working on numerous campaigns, serving as a presidential inaugural committee member and serving as congressional liaison as an Illinois State Society board member. He has a B.S. in Environmental Biology, which offers him key insight into the Environmental Protection Agency's motorcycle emissions standards. Jeff is an MRF member and a rider, and he and his wife live in Washington, DC.

"I am pleased to welcome Jeff Hennie to the MRF's most key position," said MRF President Karen Bolin. "After meeting and talking with Jeff several times, I am certain that he will work for motorcyclists' rights with passion and energy. Before the MRF selection committee made its final decision, Jeff had the opportunity to meet members of ABATE of Iowa and Illinois while they were in DC last week, as well as several MRF board members. After conferring with the MRF's selection committee and several veteran SMRO leaders, I am confident that Jeff meets all of the qualifications that motorcyclists' rights activists have come to expect from the MRF Vice President of Government Relations, and we are fortunate to have someone with his outstanding credentials."

"As your new MRF Vice President of Government Relations, I look forward to helping advance the Motorcycle Riders Foundation's agenda and protecting motorcyclists' rights across the country," said Jeff Hennie. "I pledge to every member of the MRF my loyalty, skill, fortitude and concentration. I am honored to be part of this great organization."

Jeff will be in attendance at the MRF's BEAST of the East conference in Canandaigua, New York. It's not too late to register for the BEAST at www.mrf.org/events.php so that you can be among the first to meet Jeff in person!

Please join the MRF Board of Directors in welcoming Jeff Hennie as the Motorcycle Riders Foundation's Vice President of Government Relations!

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The MRF proudly claims state motorcyclists' rights organizations and the very founders of the American riders' rights movement among its leading members. The MRF is involved in federal and state legislation and regulations, motorcycling safety education, training, and public awareness. The MRF provides members and state motorcyclists' rights organizations with direction and information, and sponsors annual regional and national educational seminars for motorcyclists' rights activists, as well as publishing a bi-monthly newsletter, THE MRF REPORTS.
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The first motorcyclists' rights organization to establish a full-time legislative advocacy presence in Washington. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is the only Washington voice devoted exclusively to the street rider. MRF established MRFPAC in the early 1990s to advocate the election of candidates who would champion the cause of rider safety and rider freedom. MRF proudly claims state motorcyclists' rights organizations and the very founders of the American rider rights movement among its leading members. Motorcyclists worldwide can thumb-start their search for rider rights and safety on the web at www.mrf.org.

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