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California Group Elects New Slate Of Officers

Posted on December 16, 2016 by - Also by this author - About the author

(L to R): 2017 GCLA board members Patrick O'Brien, Darren Croasdale, Harry Dhillon, Mo Garkani, Ryan Silva, Kevin Illingworth, David Kinney, Jeff Brodsly, Gary Bauer, Ralph Sousa, Robert Gaskill, and Phil Hartz at the GCLA holiday party, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, Los Angeles (LCT photo)
(L to R): 2017 GCLA board members Patrick O'Brien, Darren Croasdale, Harry Dhillon, Mo Garkani, Ryan Silva, Kevin Illingworth, David Kinney, Jeff Brodsly, Gary Bauer, Ralph Sousa, Robert Gaskill, and Phil Hartz at the GCLA holiday party, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, Los Angeles (LCT photo)
LOS ANGELES --- The Greater California Livery Association this week lined up a new board of directors for 2017, including a new president who will be based in the thick of political activities in Sacramento.

David Kinney, owner and CEO of API Global in Sacramento, was elected the new president of the GCLA, succeeding Orange County operator Kevin Illingworth who served the last three years.

As an operator in the state capital and the outgoing treasurer of the GCLA, Kinney will bring his hometown familiarity and leadership experience to the group's legislative and regulatory efforts. In fact, the first major GCLA event in the New Year will be its lobbying day at the State Capitol on Feb. 8. 

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Elected with Kinney were the following GCLA officers for 2017: Illingworth, as 1st vice president; Darren Croasdale of La Costa Limousine in Carlsbad as 2nd vice president; Rick Buell of Diva Limousine in Los Angeles as treasurer; and Ryan Silva of Epic Transportation in San Diego as secretary.

Other board directors include: Ralph Sousa, SF Limo Express, San Francisco; Gary Bauer, Bauer's Intelligent Transportation, San Francisco; Harry Dhillon, Ecko Transportation Worldwide, San Jose; Perry Barin, Music Express, Burbank; Brandan Stein, Exclusive Sedan Service, North Hollywood; Robert Gaskill, Motive, Los Angeles; and Mo Garkani, COTS Group, Long Beach.

Vendor board members include: Steve Wood, South Bay Ford, Hawthorne; Phillip Hartz, Acton Penske SoCal Professional Vehicles, Cerritos; Jeff Brodsly, Chosen Payments, Moorpark; Patrick O'Brien, O'Brien & Associates, Santa Rosa; and Lee Martinez, TransCap Insurance Agency, Las Vegas.

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