Committees

UMA Committees are the primary mechanism for dealing with organizational issues and establishing association policy on most matters.  They meet in conjunction with UMA events such as UMA Motorcoach EXPO and the mid-year Board meeting.  Committees are created by and report directly to the Board.  Besides Board members, other UMA members may serve on a UMA standing committee at the discretion of the Chair of that Committee.  For more information on getting involved with UMA Committees, please contact one of your Region’s Directors or Victor Parra.

Finance Committee

Duties of the Finance Committee shall be to review, on a continuing basis, the financial structure, affairs and needs of the Association and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors as may be necessary for adequate financing of the administration of the Association's business. The Finance Committee will, as well, recommend any and all necessary budgetary controls.
 
  • Michael Neustadt, Chair
  • Gladys Gillis
  • Larry Hundt
  • David Moody

Legislative & Regulatory Committee

When it becomes obvious that an issue must be addressed either legislatively or through the rulemaking process, the matter is brought before UMA's Legislative and Regulatory Committee. The committee determines the priority level the issue is given and what action is warranted based on its perceived effect to the industry. With the advice and counsel of the government affairs staff, the committee examines various action plans and decides on the approach that is most likely to lead to a successful outcome. The committee then refers the proposal to UMA's full Board of Directors for ratification. This committee is one of UMA’s most active and communicates regularly. Besides monitoring state legislative and regulatory activities, the committee members spend much personal time to help UMA achieve its public policy objectives.
 
  • Jeff Polzien, Chair
  • Alan Thrasher, Vice Chair
  • Bill Allen
  • Daniel Bratcher
  • James Brown, Sr.
  • Tom DeMatteo
  • Gladys Gillis
  • Dale Krapf
  • David Moody
  • Michael Neustadt
  • Brian Scott
  • Tim Stout
  • Dennis Streif
  • Timothy Wilson
  • Ralph Young

Marketing Committee

The UMA Marketing Committee was set up to provide input and guidance on all marketing, public relations, and image/awareness projects for both UMA and the motorcoach industry, and other industry public relations and marketing efforts. The committee is involved in projects designed to increase awareness of UMA and the association’s programs and services.
 
  • Ray Sargoni, Chair
  • Bob Greene, Vice Chair
  • Larry Hundt
  • Dale Krapf
  • Joan Libby
  • Brent Maitland
  • Alan Thrasher

Meetings Committee

The Meetings Committee is involved in all UMA meetings, as well as the UMA Motorcoach EXPO. The committee provides input in site selections, logistics and educational content for EXPO, as well as any other seminars and training programs sponsored by UMA.
 
  • Dave Dickson, Chair
  • Larry Hundt, Vice Chair
  • Bill Allen
  • Brian Annett
  • Vicki Bowman
  • Nice Corley
  • Chad Dixon
  • Bob Greene
  • Michaela Grundman
  • Joan Libby
  • Brent Maitland
  • Jodi Merritt
  • Marcia Milton
  • Debbie Piner
  • Tim Stout
  • Dennis Streif
  • Tim Wayland

Membership & Bylaws Committee

The Membership and Bylaws Committee is charged with matters involving membership (benefit programs, recruitment and retention, and recognition) and the maintenance of the Association's Bylaws – enforcing when necessary and changing when required.
 
  • Tom Ready, Chair
  • Marcia Milton, Vice Chair
  • James Brown, Sr.
  • Bob Greene
  • Joan Libby
  • Jeff Polzien

Risk Management Committee

The function of the Risk Management committee is to help association members identify, address and manage the issues of risk in their individual businesses through industry-wide and national resources. The committee develops programs to assist members in improving their business practices to lower/remove certain motorcoach transportation risks factors.
 
  • Brian Scott, Chair
  • James Brown, Sr., Vice Chair
  • Brian Annett
  • Robert Crescenzo
  • Tom Foley
  • Godfrey LeBron
  • Ralph Young

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee stays abreast of the latest industry technologies and recommends how to keep the membership informed on new technology.
 
  • David Moody, Chair
  • Dennis Streif, Vice Chair
  • Steve Brown
  • Dave Dickson
  • Ray Sargoni