Regulations

New Association Sets Goals To Support Limo Industry

Posted on November 22, 2011
L to R: Dan Goff, A Goff Limousine & Bus Company (Membership Committee); Benny Walton, BEW Limousine Washington, DC, (Member); Travis Latham, Fellowship Fleet, Illinois (Membership Committee); Darrell Andersen, A-National Limo, Atlanta, (Board Member/Vice Chairman); Reggie Tymus,(seated), Capital City Limousine Washington, DC, (Board Member/Vice-Chairman); Ana Regina Goff, A Goff Limousine & Bus Company, (Board Member/Secretary); Misgana Kebede, Accent Transportation Services, Phoenix, (Technology Committee).

L to R: Dan Goff, A Goff Limousine & Bus Company (Membership Committee); Benny Walton, BEW Limousine Washington, DC, (Member); Travis Latham, Fellowship Fleet, Illinois (Membership Committee); Darrell Andersen, A-National Limo, Atlanta, (Board Member/Vice Chairman); Reggie Tymus,(seated), Capital City Limousine Washington, DC, (Board Member/Vice-Chairman); Ana Regina Goff, A Goff Limousine & Bus Company, (Board Member/Secretary); Misgana Kebede, Accent Transportation Services, Phoenix, (Technology Committee).

L to R: Dan Goff, A Goff Limousine & Bus Company (Membership Committee); Benny Walton, BEW Limousine Washington, DC, (Member); Travis Latham, Fellowship Fleet, Illinois (Membership Committee); Darrell Andersen, A-National Limo, Atlanta, (Board Member/Vice Chairman); Reggie Tymus,(seated), Capital City Limousine Washington, DC, (Board Member/Vice-Chairman); Ana Regina Goff, A Goff Limousine & Bus Company, (Board Member/Secretary); Misgana Kebede, Accent Transportation Services, Phoenix, (Technology Committee).
L to R: Dan Goff, A Goff Limousine & Bus Company (Membership Committee); Benny Walton, BEW Limousine Washington, DC, (Member); Travis Latham, Fellowship Fleet, Illinois (Membership Committee); Darrell Andersen, A-National Limo, Atlanta, (Board Member/Vice Chairman); Reggie Tymus,(seated), Capital City Limousine Washington, DC, (Board Member/Vice-Chairman); Ana Regina Goff, A Goff Limousine & Bus Company, (Board Member/Secretary); Misgana Kebede, Accent Transportation Services, Phoenix, (Technology Committee).
MLOA President Maurice Brewster brought a message of unity to the group's first meeting and outlined goals to develop professional resources for member operators.
MLOA President Maurice Brewster brought a message of unity to the group's first meeting and outlined goals to develop professional resources for member operators.

Brewster emphasized that the intent of the MLOA is to fulfill a complementary role to other associations in the chauffeured transportation industry. He urged attendees to become members of the National Limousine Association, a local or regional industry association, and the MLOA.

Two NLA board directors — operator Carrie Peele and vendor director Jack Rolfe of Georgetown Insurance — attended the meeting. The MLOA is not formally affiliated with the NLA.

“We support the NLA and the local associations,” Brewster told the audience. “We never want to be in competition with the NLA and local associations. They fight your battles for you. We need them and we are here to support those organizations. We encourage you to become members of them.”

The MLOA plans to hold at least two general membership meetings per year, one each fall in Atlantic City, N.J. and one to coincide with the International LCT Show each winter in Las Vegas. The MLOA meeting is not part of the official conference schedule of the 2012 International LCT Show, which is organized and run by LCT Magazine, Bobit Business Media, and the NLA.

Other regular monthly meetings of the MLOA will be held via conference calls during the calendar year.

Sources: Martin Romjue, LCT editor; MLOA press release

Related Topics: limo associations, Maurice Brewster, Minority Limousine Operators of America, minority-owned businesses, National Limousine Association, networking

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