Woman Shines in Male-Dominated Limo Business

LCT Staff
Posted on August 4, 2010

ABOUT PHOTO: Meryl Kelso, (R), runs Dash Limousine with operations manager Lynne Conway.

BEHIND THE WHEEL: San Francisco operator featured in the August issue of LCT Magazine writes a first person account in Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Meryl Kelso wears many hats as the owner of Dash Limousine and Sedan Service in San Mateo. Those include reservations, dispatch and billing; marketing, hiring and training. Kelso even cleans and maintains her small fleet of Lincoln Town Car sedans and one Lincoln Navigator SUV.

But it's the driving that she loves. Kelso, 55, lives in San Mateo and has a son, 20, and a daughter, 18. She estimates that less than 5% of the owners and drivers in the limousine business are women.

“I think I was born with a steering wheel in my hands. As a young kid I could identify every car on the road, and couldn't wait to drive. . . ."


Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Nancy

     | about 9 years ago

    Congratulations on all of your success, Meryl. It sounded like you were talking about me when you described your childhood! I did the same thing with cars and could hardly wait to get my permit followed by my driver's license. I don't own a limo company but I help operate one here in Minneapolis and I have been a limo driver for 13 years now. I found your story inspiring.

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