UMA members elect four to board of directors for 2019

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – UMA members filled four open seats on the board of directors by re-electing two directors to their seats and electing two new members to join the board. Candidates are elected by region and serve three-year terms.

  • David Moody of Holiday Companies in Randleman, NC – Region II (re-elected)
  • Marcia Fields Milton of First Priority Trailways in District Heights, MD – Region III (re-elected)
  • ​Bethany Schubert of Trobec’s Bus Service, Inc. – St. Stephen, MN – Region I (newly elected)
  • Matt Dance of Champion Coach in Greenville, SC – Region II (newly elected)

UMA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner commented on the election, saying, “UMA members had an amazing slate of candidates to choose from in each region this year.  As we move forward, I am excited to work with these individuals as we continue to build the value of membership for UMA.”

New board members are:

Schubert_BethanyBethany Schubert – Vice President/Co-Owner, Trobec’s Bus Service, Inc. – St. Stephen, MN
Trobec’s Bus Service has been a member of UMA since 2003 and Bethany has actively participated in UMA’s Motorcoach EXPO since 2010. She is proud to have grown up in this industry and is now a partner with her father. She actively serves the industry through volunteering on the UMA Education Committee, serving as Vice President of the Minnesota School Bus Operator’s Association and being active in her UMA Spader 20 Group. In 2018, Trobec’s was recognized as a UMA Vision Award recipient as a small fleet operator.  She proposes to bring fresh perspectives to the UMA Board of Directors with a commitment to get young operators involved in the association as we set the course for the next generations of owners and leaders.

Dance_MattMatt Dance – Director of Safety and Risk Management, Champion Coach – Greenville, SC
Champion Coach has been a member and supporter of UMA for nearly 19 years. Matt has been involved in the family business that entire time and as he becomes a next-generation owner, he brings expertise in technologies that improve efficiency in the industry (i.e. ELD, eDVIR, sales and fleet management). Matt proposes to be involved in legislative and regulatory issues to protect and improve the industry. His goal is to bridge the gap between legacy and next-generation owners and operators to grow and establish our industry for future generations. In addition to serving on various committees for the South Carolina Motorcoach Association, he has been involved in attendings/supporting UMA through attending and participating in Legislative Fly-In Days, Safety Seminar and EXPO.

Re-elected to the board are:

Moody_DavidDavid Moody – Co-Owner/General Manager/Primary Operator – Holiday Companies, Inc.  Randleman, NC
Holiday Tours first joined and became involved in the early years of forming UBOA and remained involved through its transition to UMA. As a third-generation owner, David continues to support the association and is completing his second term of office as a UMA Director and is currently serving as the UMA Treasurer.  He has served in a variety of volunteer roles for the association in leading the Technology and Finance Committees as well as participating in Legislative Fly-In and EXPO events. He is a member of IMG and also a member of the North Carolina Motorcoach Association. David would like to remain on the UMA Board to use his technology insights as well as his analytical skills to help position the association as the premier organization serving the bus and motorcoach industry.

Milton_MarciaMarcia Fields Milton – Owner/Operator, First Priority Trailways – District Heights, MD

Marcia Milton first joined UMA in 2000.  She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the last six years and is excited to continue to serve the industry in this role.  In addition to UMA, she is active in the Maryland Motorcoach Association, Trailways, National Association of Motorcoach Operators, and the American Bus Association.  She wishes to continue to represent the views of the small and diverse motorcoach operators in the industry at the UMA Board table.  Marcia looks forward to helping the UMA Board of Directors move its aggressive agenda forward to ensure it remains the voice of the motorcoach industry.

About the United Motorcoach Association (UMA)

The United Motorcoach Association is the nation’s largest organization exclusively protecting and promoting the interests and welfare of privately-owned bus and motorcoach companies. Members include motorcoach owners and industry suppliers. To learn more about UMA go to www.uma.org. For questions please contact UMA at 1-800-424-8262 or email jryder@uma.org.

Contact Information:

Julianne Ryder
Director of Marketing & Communications
United Motorcoach Association
P:703.838.2929
jryder@uma.org

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