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BBM Addresses Leadership Changes At NLA Headquarters

Posted on February 10, 2015

Bobit Business Media and LCT Magazine have released the following letter from BBM-NLA Corporate Liaison Sara Eastwood to the industry related to recent developments with the National Limousine Association.

Feb. 10, 2015

Dear NLA Membership and LCT Readership:

On behalf of Bobit Business Media (BBM), LCT Magazine, and the National Limousine Association (NLA), I would like to respond to the comments, questions and concerns about the staffing of the NLA.

Since 2001, BBM's association management division has administrated the back office operations of the NLA, including membership services, sponsorship marketing, meetings/conference management, and an array of financial and technical functions. As part of that agreement, BBM provides the NLA a team of administrative professionals devoted to the NLA, along with shared support teams from BBM.

The business relationship between BBM and Philip Jagiela, executive director of the NLA, ended on Jan. 29, 2015. The NLA has been a client for 14 years. Communication with the NLA president – and with the association's executive committee and board – has always been transparent and honest. However, Mr. Jagiela was a full-time employee of BBM, and BBM has a longstanding practice of not discussing human resources-related details about its former employees. We sincerely apologize to all of the NLA board of directors for the 24-hour gap in time upon receiving the news. It was in no way an act of indifference or defiance. As evidenced by the recent mass emails on this subject (that have gone viral in just three days), we were concerned about privacy issues and believed we met all discretionary precautions on our end to ensure this matter would be handled in a dignified fashion.  

I presented the NLA with a transitional staffing plan on the day of Mr. Jagiela's departure that ensures continued delivery of services to members. Our interim staff line-up will be released on LCT E-news tomorrow.  BBM is seeking to fill the executive director position. We aim to have final candidate presentations at the March 15 NLA board of directors meeting in Las Vegas. 

The NLA-BBM management agreement provides incentives for BBM to perform to ensure that the NLA remains a strong, healthy organization. The NLA and BBM have enjoyed a highly productive contractual relationship since 2001 when the NLA approached BBM for management help in resuscitating an ailing trade association. Since then, the contract has yielded untold benefits and breakthroughs for the NLA. Revenues, membership, sponsorships, charity efforts and political action funds all have reached new heights during the course of the contract.

BBM looks forward to supporting new pursuits and initiatives on behalf of the NLA's 2,000 members. In the meantime, we are delighted to celebrate the NLA’s 30th anniversary this year, and anticipate one of the most highly attended trade shows and conferences in our three decades of working with the NLA.   

Respectfully,

Sara Eastwood
LCT Publisher / ILCT Show Chair / BBM-NLA Corporate Liaison

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