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18 LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR SEPTEMBER 2016 WWW.LCTMAG.COM Limo Scene CHARTER, TOUR & MOTORCOACHES VIRGINIA BUS COMPANY ADDS MIDCOACH VAN HOOLS RICHMOND, Va. — James River Transportation added two 2016 Van Hool CX35 motorcoaches to its fleet in early August. Ameni- ties include 38 seats with extra legroom, 3-point seat belts, power outlets at each seat, Wi-Fi available upon request, luggage bays underneath, DVD players and monitors, and satellite tracking and cameras. "Our customers asked for a smaller vehicle with big vehicle features – and we listened," James River President Stephen Story said in a press release. "These additions to our wide variety of vehicles allow us to be a one-stop shopping experience for our customers." James River, with facilities in Richmond and Norfolk, offers motorcoach and minicoach transportation, airport transfers, transportation management, contract services, and convention shuttles. Information: www.jamesrivertrans.com LIMO INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEUR BONDS WITH QUARTERBACK LEGEND DENVER, Col. — Rental Limo/Book.limo CEO Ryan Hilberth got a chance July 19 to meet with former Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL's only five-time MVP and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection. Man- ning was the keynote luncheon speaker during the annual Global Business Travel Association Convention in Denver. Information: www.rentalimo.com n PEOPLE, POSITIONS & PROMOTIONS PREMIER TRANSPORTATION NAMES FIVE MANAGERS/DIRECTORS DALLAS — Premier Transportation, one of the largest chauffeured operations in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region with more than 100 fleet vehicles, during the last few months either promoted or hired new managers and directors: • Lori Clark, director of global sales, brings more than 25 years of hospitality and 10 years of ground transportation expertise. She will work to create interest, demand and recognition for Premier with large corporate entities. • Corey Witzel, affiliate manager and special projects, has been reassigned to focus on growing and managing the global team of affiliates. Witzel has been an in- tegral member of Premier's management team since 2006, with duties including accounting, IT management, facilities management, and affiliates. • Ted Hernandez, operations/motorcoach manager, oversees the motorcoach equip- ment, pricing and maintenance, the dispatch department, the Groups depart- ment, and the DOT compliance department. • Vicki Stanberry, recently promoted groups manager, oversees the daily operation of the groups department, and supports the sales team with pricing for group moves and RFP responses. She also develops and maintains processes and logis- tics to make large group events more efficient. • Kristy Peek, accounting manager, recently rejoined the Premier staff and has taken over accounting duties and will manage accounts payables and receiv- ables. She will be available to inform and help customers with questions regard- ing their invoices. Information: www. Premierofdallas.com n VENDOR UPDATES Recently hired or promoted at Premier Transportation (L to R): Lori Clark, Corey Witzel, Ted Hernandez, Vicki Stanberry, and Kristy Peek.