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NLA Elects Class Of 2017-2020 To Board Of Directors

Martin Romjue
Posted on December 20, 2017
The NLA board of directors will officially welcome new members March 11, 2018 to three-year terms (L to R): Brett Barenholtz of Boston Car Service; Don Mahnke, ABC Worldwide, San Mateo, Calif.; and Tracy Raimer, Windy City Limousine, Chicago (LCT file photos)
The NLA board of directors will officially welcome new members March 11, 2018 to three-year terms (L to R): Brett Barenholtz of Boston Car Service; Don Mahnke, ABC Worldwide, San Mateo, Calif.; and Tracy Raimer, Windy City Limousine, Chicago (LCT file photos)

Three newcomers and four incumbents were elected to the National Limousine Association's Board of Directors for 2017-2020 terms, according to NLA election results released Dec. 19.

Voting closed on Friday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. ET. The NLA saw a spike in voter turnout this year partially driven by close races among well-known and admired operators. Results show 318 ballots cast out of 1,010 eligible voters from a total membership of 1,419. That adds up to a 31.5% voter turnout, up from 21.4% in the 2016 election.

The results are as follows:

• Central Region: Tracy Raimer (Windy City Limousine, Broadview, IL)
• Northeast Region: Michael Campbell (Grace Limousine & Shuttle, Manchester, NH)
• Southeast Region: Robert Alexander (RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, Rockville, MD)
• Southeast Region: Laura Canady (SC Express, Aiken, SC)
• West Region: Donald Mahnke (ABC Worldwide, San Mateo, CA)
• At-Large: Brett Barenholtz (Boston Car Service, Canton, MA)
• At-Large: Jeff Greene (Greene Worldwide Transportation, Atlanta, GA)

This term will be the first for Barenholtz, Mahnke, and Raimer. Incumbents Campbell, Canady, and Greene will be serving their third consecutive terms. Alexander, also an incumbent, will be serving his fourth consecutive term.

NLA President Gary Buffo said, "On behalf of the entire membership, we want to thank each candidate for their willingness to serve this association and its members."

The NLA staggers elections annually among a total of 18 board seats, with about one-third of seats up for election in any given year. The board also has an additional two non-voting vendor seats commonly filled by appointees from Cadillac Professional Vehicles and Ford/Lincoln Limousine & Livery Vehicles, the two largest chauffeured vehicle suppliers to the industry.
 
The new board members will take their elected seats on March 11, 2018 during an NLA quarterly board meeting before the start of the International LCT Show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The NLA also will elect officers for its 2018-2019 term.

Related Topics: Brett Barenholtz, Don Mahnke, election, Gary Buffo, ILCT 2018, industry leaders, Jeff Greene, Laura Canady, Michael Campbell, National Limousine Association, NLA board of directors, Robert Alexander, Tracy Raimer

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