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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

President Johnny Donohoe of Sterling Limousine Philadelphia — The Philadelphia Regional Limousine Association (PRLA) recently saw the biggest change in its board in years, as Outgoing President Steve Rhoads of Rhodes Limousine said “it’s time to make room for new blood.”

PRLA’s 2019 board is:

President: Johnny Donohoe of Sterling Limousine
Vice President: Tony Viscusi of Global Limousine
Treasurer: Bob Euler Jr of Kings Limousine
Secretary: Tracy Salinger of Unique Limousine
Directors: Michael Barreto of Eagle Chauffeured Services and Jordan Sanders of Hollowsands Luxury Limousine
Vendor Director: John Arone of HUB International

Donohoe said that he is committed to infusing more education, more unity, and more forward-thinking into an association that he feels could use a little optimism after 2018 saw a number of near-wins at the legislative level unravel at the 11th hour. He believes that taking some inspiration from the TNC playbook is just the way to stage a comeback.

Vice President Tony Viscusi of Global Limousine “Every good operator has embraced the technology that TNCs forced us to utilize per our customers’ demands—and, for as much as we all complain about Uber and Lyft, they have increased our chauffeur pools,” he said. “Maybe one out of 20 applicants that comes to us from driving for a TNC is qualified to become a chauffeur, but the interest in there for those who want to make this a career.”

The PRLA already secured an augmented educational component for its first meeting of 2019, as Katharine Batista from the law firm Offit Kurman spoke about the timely topic of labor-law with her presentation Payday: Hot Wage Payment Issues in the Chauffeurs For-Hire Industry during the association’s January 9 meeting at the Philadelphia Airport’s Holiday Inn Express.

The next PRLA meeting will be March 13.

Visit prlainc.com for more information.

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