Harley-Davidson’s Julie Chichlowski has been appointed the new Chair of the Board for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). She succeeds former MSF Chair of the Board David Edwards, who retired in April of 2009 from American Honda Motor Co., Inc. after 38 years of service.
"We’re really excited to have Julie take on the role of Chair of the Board for MSF," said MSF President Tim Buche. "Her track record in rider safety programs is exemplary; and we’re seeing great synergies as a result of her guidance. For example, MSF worked closely with the Harley-Davidson Rider’s Edge staff to pilot test two versions of an introduction to motorcycling RiderCourse, and the resulting data enabled us make to make an informed decision on which course to pursue."
Currently Director, Trike Platform, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Chichlowski began serving as a Member of the Board of Trustees in October 2007, was elected to the position of Vice Chair of the Board for the MSF in February 2009, and succeeded Edwards as Chair this past April.
"I’m honored to serve as Chair of the MSF Board of Trustees," said Chichlowski. "I look forward to working closely with my peers in the industry and the MSF staff to continue to promote the safety of motorcyclists."
Chichlowski joined Harley-Davidson in 1992 as a Manufacturing Engineer in Powertrain Operations, and since then has served in leadership roles in Powertrain Operations, Powertrain Engineering and Product Development, Corporate Strategic Planning, Product Plant Management, and Rider Services. She was Director of Rider’s Edge for three years prior to her current role in Trike.