7th Annual Motorcycle Safety Forum
Scheman Building, Ames, IA
April 30, 2010
RN/EMT - ASMI Director/Instructor Trainer/ASMI Board Chairperson/Co-Founder of Road Guardians
Vicki is the Author of “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist”. She established the non-profit organization
Accident Scene Management, Inc. in 1996 in order to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through
First Response training. She acts as Director of ASMI still today. Vicki has worked for over 25 years in a
variety of settings throughout the hospital from Critical Care to the Operating Room. She is currently
working at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for the Department of Surgery and is a licensed EMT. Vicki also
teaches CPR, Defibrillators, and First Aid for the American Heart Association. She has been riding her own
motorcycle for over 20 years and has completed the MSF’s Experienced Rider Course. Vicki is a life
member of A.B.A.T.E. of Wisc., Charter Member Central Wisc. H.O.G., Motorcycle Riders Foundation, & the
American Motorcyclist Association.
Founder of Aerostich Riderwearhouse, AMA Board Member
Andy Goldfine founded Aerostich Riderwearhouse, a company to pioneer protective textile riders clothing, in
1983. He also organizes the annual worldwide 'Ride to Work Day' motorcycle and scooter advocacy
program, which he helped inspire in 2000. He has served on the board of directors of the American
Motorcyclist Association since 2005. In 1995 he rode his motorcycle across frozen Lake Superior, and in
1996 he motorcycled 17,000 miles from Duluth to Mongolia, crossing Siberia and returning via China and
Japan. In 2006 he was a presenter at the NTSB forum on Motorcycle Safety. Motorcycling has long been,
and continues to be, the most important part of his professional life.
MMSC Public Relations/Communications Specialist, Department of Public Safety
Pat Hahn has been riding motorcycles for 20 years, and currently rides a Honda VFR. He has been a
motorcycle safety instructor since 1997 and the director of communications for the Minnesota Motorcycle
Safety Center since 1999. Pat is a member of the SMSA Communications Committee and the NHTSA
motorcycle program technical assessment team. He is also the author of three books: the advanced riding
strategies book Ride Hard, Ride Smart; the beginner's book, How to Ride a Motorcycle; and the just-
released riding skills book, Maximum Control. Pat conducts advanced cornering and safety seminars for
Minnesota riders and has contributed to other books such as Evans Brasfield's 101 Sportbike Performance
Projects and Kent Larson's Track Day Handbook. He lives with his wife and three-year-old son in south
AMA President and CEO
Rob Dingman was named President of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in November of 2006
and became the association’s President and CEO in March of 2007. Dingman previously served the AMA
for nearly five years as its Washington representative and returned to the Association from the position of
Assistant Commissioner for Transportation Safety for New York State's Department of Motor Vehicles,
where he headed the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.
Before joining the AMA staff in 1994, Dingman was a government relations specialist for the Motorcycle
Industry Council, and a legislative aide and research associate in the New York State Assembly. A 15-year
AMA member and an avid street rider and off-highway enthusiast, he holds a Master of Arts in political
management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and
journalism from the State University of New York at Albany.
Daniel Thomas, M.D.
Snell Memorial Foundation
Dr. Thomas is a consultant in biomedical engineering who serves on the Board of Directors for the Snell
Memorial Foundation. The Snell Memorial Foundation is known for its ongoing work in setting, maintaining
and continually upgrading the most authoritative helmet standards in the U.S. and throughout the world. Dr.
Thomas brings to the Snell board the rare ingredients of scholarship, scientific and medical credentials,
research, teaching and writing in the field of head, neck and spine injury. He has served the U.S.
government in a number of important scientific and medical areas including Deputy Scientific Director and
Research Medical Officer of the Naval Biodynamics Laboratory, New Orleans, LA and Human Research
Division Chief of the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Thomas received his medical education at Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia, PA; U.S. Naval
School of Aviation Medicine, and Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Additionally, his credentials include Fellow of American College of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Aerospace Medicine) and Diplomate of
the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Thomas’s field of expertise is in occupational medicine, head, neck and spinal trauma, and he is the
author and collaborator of more than 50 published papers in the scientific area.