Luxury Coach & Transportation

March 2016

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SPECIAL SECTION 63 NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS National Limousine Association 49 S. Maple Ave., Marlton, NJ 08053 Phone: (856) 596-3344 • Fax: (856) 596-2145 | | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SARAH GAZI, CAE DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KYLE HAMMERSCHMIDT MEMBER SERVICES COORDINATOR SARAH MERCER 2015-2016 BOARD OFFICERS PRESIDENT GARY BUFFO ('11-'14) ('14-'17) West Region Pure Luxury Transportation, CALIFORNIA FIRST VICE PRESIDENT DAWSON RUTTER ('07-'10) ('10-'13) ('13-'16) Northeast Region Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, MASSACHUSETTS SECOND VICE PRESIDENT JOE IRONI ('10-'13) ('13-'16) Canada Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services, CANADA TREASURER ROBERT ALEXANDER ('09 -'12) ('12-'15) ('15-'18) Southeast Region RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, MARYLAND SECRETARY LAURA CANADY ('12-'15) ('15-'18) Southeast Region CLT Express, NORTH CAROLINA 2015-2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MICHAEL CAMPBELL ('12-'15) ('15-'18) Northeast Region Grace Limousine, NEW HAMPSHIRE DIANE FORGY ('10-'13) ('13-'16) Central Region Overland Chauffeured Services, MISSOURI JEFF GREENE ('12-'15) ('15-'18) At Large Greene Classic Limousines, GEORGIA KEVIN ILLINGWORTH ('13-'16) West Region Classique Limousine Worldwide, CALIFORNIA RICHARD KANE ('07-'10) ('10-'13) ('13-'16) At Large International Limousine Service, WASHINGTON DC MICHAEL OLDENBURG ('13-'16) International United Limousines AG, GERMANY STEVE QUA ('15-'18) Central Region Company Car and Limousine, OHIO CHRISTOPHER QUINN ('15-'18) West Region Corporate Transportation Solutions, CALIFORNIA ERICH REINDL ('14-'17) Central Region Avanti Transportation, TEXAS DOUGLAS SCHWARTZ ('14-'17) Northeast Region Executive Limousine, NEW YORK SCOTT SOLOMBRINO ('08-'11) ('11-'14) ('14-'17) At Large Dav El/BostonCoach, MASSACHUSETTS RON STEIN ('12-'15) ('15-'18) At Large Exclusive Sedan Service, CALIFORNIA ANDY THOMPSON ('14-'17) Southeast Region Rose Chauffeured Transportation, NORTH CAROLINA VENDOR DIRECTORS RAY BUSH General Motors - Cadillac Professional Vehicles CRAIG HALL Ford Motor Company Limousine & Livery Vehicles NEWS VIEWS M A R C H 2 0 1 6 Four Incumbents, Two New Operators Take Seats On NLA Board of Directors Results of this year's NLA Board of Directors electons were announced Jan. 21. Six NLA operator members have been elected to the 2016-2019 NLA Board of Directors: • At Large (1 seat) – Jason Kaplan (The Driver Provider, Phoenix, Ariz.) • U.S. Central Region (1 seat) – Diane Forgy (Overland Chaufeured Services, Leawood, Kan.) • U.S. Northeast Region (1 seat) – Javaid Chaudhry (NYG Limousine, Rosedale, N.Y.) • U.S. West Region (1 seat) – Kevin Illingworth (Classique Limousine Worldwide, Orange, Calif.) • Canadian Region (1 seat) – Joe Ironi (Global Alliance Worldwide Chaufeured Services Ltd, Toronto, Ontario) • Internatonal (1 seat) – Michael Oldenburg (United Limousines AG, Germany) "On behalf of the entre membership, we want to thank each candidate for their willingness to serve this associaton and its members," said Gary Bufo, NLA President. Incumbents Forgy and Ironi will be serving their third consecutve three-year terms on the NLA board. This is the second consecutve three-year term for Illingworth and Oldenburg. The 2016-2019 NLA term of ofce will be the frst for Kaplan and Chaudhry. The NLA Board of Directors has 18 members who serve staggered three-year terms, with six seats coming up for electon every year. Two additonal vendor board directors are appointed annually and do not vote on board agenda maters. New Board members formally took their board seats on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 just before the start of the Internatonal LCT Show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Feb. 29-March 2. Visit us online or for Breaking News, Safety Recommendations and more. Kaplan Forgy Chaudhry Illingworth Ironi Oldenburg SAVE THE DATE: NLA Day On The Hill, April 26-27, 2016 This year's NLA Day on the Hill will be taking place on April 26-27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. We invite all NLA members to join the NLA Board of Directors, your fellow members, and dozens of industry leaders on Capitol Hill to speak as one strong, unifed voice representng the U.S. chaufeured transportaton industry. While the NLA's professional team at Cornerstone Government Afairs is at work for operators every day, no one can get the ear of a U.S. Congressional leader beter than his/her state consttuent. Capitol Hill meetngs will be Wed. April 27 and educaton and guest speakers on the afernoon of April 26. Visit for more informaton Become An NLA Member To Receive First Class Benefits Join the NLA today and take advantage of the opportunity to reap the many benefts the NLA has to ofer. Some of these benefts include: • Members-only news • NLA Directory of Members • Bi monthly digital newsleter • Bi weekly e-newsleter • Online directory of NLA members • Archived educatonal presentatons • TNC resources including sample leter templates, and state policy advocacy checklist • Legislatve templates and tools for local use • And more…. To join, please visit to complete the 2016 membership applicaton.

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