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UMA Names Interim President & CEO
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Steve Klika, who is managing the national search process to replace retiring United Motorcoach Association President and CEO Victor Parra, will serve as interim President and CEO beginning April 1, while the recruitment process continues. Klika is the former president of the International Motorcoach Group (IMG) and has been active in recruiting new leadership for numerous motorcoach companies and trade associations in the United States and Canada.
“This is the next step in a planned process that has been carefully crafted to smooth the transition, keep UMA’s mission on track, and provide seamless service to members following the departure of a successful long-time chief executive,” said Dale Krapf, Chairman of UMA and Krapf’s Coaches. “With Steve as interim President and CEO, UMA will maintain its focus and continue moving forward as the executive committee completes the recruitment and hiring process.”
Parra, who is set to retire March 31, served as UMA’s chief executive for nearly 19 years.
About the United Motorcoach Association
The United Motor Coach 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. UMA’s website is www.uma.org.
The Association enjoys the support of more than 1000 members located throughout North America, Europe and Asia. UMA Motorcoach EXPO annually attracts nearly 2,000 industry professionals and vendors to its event. The 2018 Expo will take place in San Antonio, TX, January 6-10. Pre-registration and show floor bookings are taking place currently. More information is available at www.motorcoachexpo.com.