While the National Limousine Association (NLA) continues to vigorously advocate for the industry in Washington and keep members armed with valuable resources during this critical time, the NLA Board of Directors is looking ahead to business after COVID-19. In his President’s Letter to members this past Friday, NLA President Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide announced the association’s new committee chairs for this year.
The committee chairs include:
Bylaws: Diane Forgy of Overland Chauffeured Services and Joe Ironi of Global Alliance Worldwide
Congress of Association Leaders: Jeff Greene of Greene Worldwide Transportation and Rick Versace of A1A Airport & Limousine Service
International: Joe Ironi of Global Alliance Worldwide and Michael Oldenburg of United Limousines AG
Legislative: Matt Assolin of Nikko’s Worldwide and Brett Barenholtz of Above All Transportation/Boston Car
Membership: Laura Canady of SC Express Chauffeured Transportation and Douglas Schwartz of Executive Ground Transportation
Nominating: Kevin Illingworth of Classique Worldwide Transportation and Joe Ironi of Global Alliance Worldwide
Political Action Committee: Matt Assolin of Nikko’s Worldwide and Gary Buffo of Pure Luxury Transportation
Public Relations: Jason Kaplan of The Driver Provider and Rick Versace of A1A Airport & Limousine Service
Scholarship: Brett Barenholtz of Above All Transportation/Boston Car and Don Mahnke of ABC Worldwide Transportation
CD/NLA Show Education: Tracy Raimer of Windy City Limousine & Bus and Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide
Show Management & Partnership Oversight: Jeff Greene of Greene Worldwide Transportation and Jason Kaplan of The Driver Provider
Small Operator: Javaid Chaudhry of NYG Limousine and Jason Sharenow of Broadway Elite Worldwide
Sponsorship: Ken Carter of Aadvanced Limousines and Don Mahnke of ABC Worldwide Transportation
Technology & Social Media: Ken Carter of Aadvanced Limousines and Jay Erlich of Europe Limousine Service
Women's Leadership Council: Tracy Raimer of Windy City Limousine & Bus and Nancy Vargas of DH2 Chauffeured Transportation
“The Board of Directors is proud to spearhead these valuable groups to further the NLA's mission and enhance the value of NLA membership. We are always looking for new and fresh faces to get involved so if you have been thinking about giving back to your NLA, this is an excellent opportunity,” he said in the letter.
Current NLA members wishing to join a specific committee can apply here.
This week, Alexander will be a part of an esteemed panel of transportation regulators and association leaders during a webinar called What Are Transportation Regulators Doing To Respond to COVID-19? The two-hour webinar, hosted by International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) President Matt Daus of Windels Marx, will be held this Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m. ET. Registration is available here.
The association will also be holding a No Operator Left Behind (NOLB) Virtual Summit on May 12 starting at noon ET on the NLA’s Facebook page. Alexander and Bill Faeth of Limo University will host the event, which will include several guest speakers who will cover a variety of topics to be announced. NOLB is an added-value benefit for NLA members who are smaller operators (19 vehicles or fewer) to offer support and education so that they can thrive.
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