The Wisconsin Limousine Association (WLA) held its monthly conference call on Wednesday, December 8. The chief matter discussed was the impending retirement of longtime WLA Secretary/Treasurer Karen Lotts of A Knight Rider Limousine Service.
Effective immediately, Lotts is stepping down from her position as she prepares for her move to Florida, with her company, A Knight Rider, ceasing operations on December 24. At this time, there were no imminent plans to sell the business.
“It’s been 30+ years since we started our limousine company, and more than 12 years with the WLA… it's time to move on,” says Lotts. “Everyone in the industry has been absolutely wonderful to work with! The members of the WLA, Illinois Limousine & Bus Association, and Minnesota Chauffeured Transportation Association are amazing people and full of knowledge. And, from the NLA to the Wisconsin State Patrol and FMCSA, no question has been too small for their input and help. Mostly, I will miss my brides and grooms, and the shock on people’s faces when I parallel park my 180-inch stretch limousine on a busy street.”
WLA President Larry Epstein of Gallant Knight Limousine said he will be sorry to see Lotts go, but wished her the best of luck in her future endeavors.
Also during the call, CD Editor Rob Smentek provided a brief update on the upcoming CD/NLA Show in Vegas this March 27-30. Lotts then announced the winner of the WLA’s second annual Virtual Ugly Sweater contest, in which members were encouraged to send in a photo of a particularly ugly holiday sweater to be selected via raffle. DeVon Gillespie of Milwaukee Executive Livery was the winner for the second consecutive year, and he will receive a custom WLA metal tumbler.
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