Driving Transactions
Tuesday, July 23, 2024

L to R: John Murphey of Black Steel Transportation, Jordan Sanders of Hollowsands Luxury Limousine, NLA Board Member Kevin Illingworth of Classique Worldwide Transportation, Mary Onstead of Compass Limousine, Bill Faeth of Limo University, Eric Alimena of Alimena Limousine & Worldwide Transportation, NLA First Vice President Douglas Schwartz of Executive Limousine, Paul Kovie of Sunshine Limousine & Sedan Service, Kirk Bagger of Captains Car Service, and Steven Dial of Your Personal Driver Marlton, N.J. —The National Limousine Association (NLA) and Chauffeur Driven are proud to announce an alliance with Limo University founder Bill Faeth.

Faeth will work alongside the NLA to develop member-only content geared toward operators with 19 vehicles or fewer. “No Operator Left Behind”—the brainchild of Faeth—is a multi-pronged initiative that aims to arm small operators with the education and support they need to thrive, while connecting them with larger NLA member operators who can offer guidance. The exclusive content will be available with an NLA membership, and is expected to launch this summer.

Faeth’s initiative complements one of NLA President Gary Buffo’s long-term goals to bolster small operators and to make NLA Board members more accessible to the membership.

“Since 2015 when I started Limo University I have had one mission and that is to help small and midsize operators grow profitable businesses. The alliance with the NLA/CD is a natural progression to have a greater impact industrywide,” says Faeth.

Content will be delivered through podcasts with a closed Facebook group so operators can continue the conversation. Although Faeth and the NLA will initially spearhead topics, Faeth says that he expects many more will be curated through group discussions. The sessions will become part of an extensive library available to NLA members in good standing.

Faeth, a former industry operator based in Nashville, has helped hundreds of companies both navigate changing times and increase profitability since 2015 through Limo University and its various programs.

“This partnership and No Operator Left Behind initiative will help our members grow, market, and protect their businesses. This is perhaps the best member benefit the NLA has developed since I became a member in 1996,” says Buffo. To further strengthen the voice of the small operator, he adds that the NLA Board will be tasked with creating a small operator seat on the Board during the next bylaws revision.

Additionally, Faeth will host sessions dedicated to the smaller operators at the upcoming CD/NLA Shows, starting this October 13-16 in Boston. For more information about Limo University, visit limogrowth.com.

Additionally, the NLA has finalized the officers of its executive board, as well as the chairs of various committees.

NLA President Gary Buffo of Pure Luxury Transportation NLA 1st Vice President Doug Schwartz of Executive Limousine NLA 2nd Vice President Joe Ironi of Global Alliance Worldwide NLA Treasurer Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide NLA Secretary Brett Barenholtz of Boston Car Service/Above All Transportation

The officers of the NLA executive board are:

Chair/President: Gary Buffo of Pure Luxury Transportation
1st Vice President: Doug Schwartz of Executive Limousine
2nd Vice President: Joe Ironi of Global Alliance Worldwide
Treasurer: Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide
Secretary: Brett Barenholtz of Boston Car Service/Above All Transportation

The committee chairs are as follows:

Bylaws
Diane Forgy of Overland Chauffeured Services
Laura Canady of SC Express

Charity Fundraising
Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide
Sarah McKee of Chosen Payments
Tami Saccoccio of Commonwealth Worldwide

Congress of Association Leaders
Jeff Greene of Greene Worldwide Transportation
Rick Versace of A1A Airport & Limousine

Finance
Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide

International
Michael Oldenburg of United Limousines AG
Joe Ironi of Global Alliance Worldwide

Legislative
Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide
Brett Barenholtz of Boston Car Service/Above All Transportation

Management/Show Partnership Oversight
Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide
Joe Ironi of Global Alliance Worldwide

Membership
Diane Forgy of Overland Chauffeured Services
Doug Schwartz of Executive Limousine

Nominating
Jeff Greene of Greene Worldwide Transportation
Don Mahnke of ABC Worldwide Transportation

Political Action
Don Mahnke of ABC Worldwide Transportation
Dawson Rutter of Commonwealth Worldwide

Public Relations
Jason Kaplan of The Driver Provider
Rick Versace of A1A Airport & Limousine

Scholarship
Kevin Illingworth of Classique Limousine Worldwide
Erich Reindl of Avanti Transportation

Show Education
Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide
Tracy Raimer of Windy City Limousine & Bus

Small Operators
Kevin Illingworth of Classique Limousine Worldwide
Doug Schwartz of Executive Limousine

Sponsorship
Brett Barenholtz of Boston Car Service/Above All Transportation
Jason Kaplan of The Driver Provider

Technology & Social Media
Michael Campbell of Grace Limousine
Doug Schwartz of Executive Limousine

Women's Leadership Council
Tracy Raimer of Windy City Limousine & Bus
Nancy Vargas of DH2 Chauffeured Transportation

Visit limo.org for more information.

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