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Committee Assignments (2023 - 2025)

Awards Committee:

Attends to ensuring nomination for, and distribution of, all awards given out at the convention each year.

  • Roddy Mitchell, Chair - Platinum Tours
  • Fred Abbott - Abbott Bus Lines
  • Larry Williams - L.W. Transportation

Bylaws Committee:

Reviews the bylaws of the association annually and advises the board of any changes needed. It also draws up any changes and submits them to the board for approval.

  • Casey Newton, Chair - Newton's Bus Service
  • Fred Abbott - Abbott Bus Lines
  • Blake Hackett - Magic Trails

Convention Planning Committee:

Works on the planning of the annual convention. It meets several times a year during the planning stages, as well as meeting once at the host hotel to view the convention and banquet spaces and meet with the staff on site.

  • Henry Palmer, Chair - Quick's Bus Company
  • Tim Guldin - TEMSA
  • Julie Levengood - Tuscarawas County CVB
  • Mona Seaman - Quick's Bus Service
  • Tim O'Bryan - ACRISURE
  • Casey Newton / Danielle Newton - Newton's Bus Service
  • Julia Smyth-Young - Visit Williamsburg

Education/Benefits Committee:

Works to ensure that the association is providing valuable and unique education and benefit offerings to its’ members. This committee also helps plan and execute the Spring Board Workshop.

  • Tim O’Bryan, Chair - ACRISURE
  • Henry Palmer - Quick's Bus Company
  • Marvin Spriggs - DC Trails
  • Casey Newton - Newton's Bus Service

Emergency Preparedness Committee:

Assists in developing an emergency response plan in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane for purposes of evacuation, relief efforts, etc.

  • Casey Newton, Chair - Newton's Bus Service
  • J Morgan Brown - Magic Carpet Tours
  • Jimmy Hall - Venture Tours

Finance Committee:

Regularly reviews financial reports, develops budget, considers investment options.

  • Mona Seaman, Chair - Quick's Bus Company
  • Roddy Mitchell - Platinum Tours

Legislative Committee:

Works closely with our Lobbyist on new bills being introduced in the State Assembly and Senate; assists in planning the annual Legislation Day program, and monitors and is involved in watching applicable national efforts.

  • Andre Ferreira, Chair - A Goff Limousine
  • Fred Abbott - Abbott Bus Lines
  • Larry Williams - L.W. Transportation
  • P. Dale Bennett, Lobbyist

Membership Committee:

Works on promoting and increasing membership. It is primarily responsible for proactive reach outs to operator, tour and associate members to promote the benefits of VMA’s members.

  • Mona Seaman, Co-Chair - Quick's Bus Company
  • Julie Levengood, Co-Chair - Tuscarawas County CVB
  • Wayne Grice - Agape Tours
  • J Morgan Brown - Magic Carpet Tours

Nominating Committee:

Additional members will be appointed by the President 3 months before each annual Board election to plan and oversee the elections.

  • Tim O'Bryan, Co-Chair - ACRISURE
  • Julie Levengood, Co-Chair - Tuscarawas County CVB
  • Lee Helms - Sunway Charters

Scholarship Committee:

Assists in overseeing the scholarship fund and application process

  • Julie Levengood, Chair - Tuscarawas County CVB
  • Mona Seaman - Quick's Bus Company
  • Alice Lemon - VB Group Marketing / VMA
  • Deb Owings - VMA Life Member

Technology Committee:

Works in conjunction with the Executive Director on any technology changes (website, registration, AMS, etc.) required by the association. All proposed changes must be submitted to the board for review and approval.

  • Alice Lemon, Chair - VB Group Marketing / VMA
  • Marvin Spriggs - DC Trails

Tourism Committee:

Works to help enhance the benefits that the VMA offers to its Tourism-focused members.

  • Julie Levengood, Chair - Tuscarawas County CVB
  • Julia Smyth-Young - Visit Williamsburg
  • Mike Vescio - Discover DeKalb
  • Jeannie Sadaphal - Ark Encounter
  • Lois Stoltzfus - Dutchman Hospitality
  • Vaughn Crouse - Explore York
  • Wayne Alan - The North Theatre
  • Kelly Eckard - Quality Inn Gettysburg Battlefield

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