ABA congratulates the members who were recognized with prestigious awards during its 2020 Marketplace in Omaha, Neb., for their contribution to the motorcoach and group travel industry.
BISC Norm Littler Memorial Safety Award
The Norm Littler Safety Award recognizes an individual or an organization affiliated with the motorcoach industry for their commitment and investment in the day-to-day safety of the traveling public.
Winner: Carmen Daecher, Daecher Consulting, Camp Hill, Pa.
BusRide Good Stewardship Award
The BUSRide Industry Good Steward Award honors the recipient who demonstrates personal qualities that stretch beyond conventional leadership to inspire, nurture and guide bus and coach transportation.
Winner: John Oakman, Independent Bus Company Inc & J & J Transit Inc./A Coach USA Co., Elizabeth, N.J.
Groups Today TODAY! Award
The Groups Today TODAY! Award is presented to the ABA bus and tour operator member who demonstrates spirit and valor in their company culture, marketing and tour planning.
Winner: Bob Roger’s Tours, Naperville, Ill.
MCI Leadership & Environmental Sustainability Award
The ABA Green Spirit Award Sponsored by Motor Coach Industries (MCI) recognizes motorcoach industry leaders for their investment in environmentally responsible equipment and the adoption of green business practices. The Green Spirit Award is based on three aspects of a company’s operations: administrative, maintenance, equipment and facility practices.
Winner: Coach USA, Paramus, N.J.
Metro Innovative Operator Award
The Metro Magazine Innovative Operator of the Year Award is presented to an individual whose exemplary practices have set their company apart in the industry.
Winner: GoPegasus, Orlando, Fla.
MCI Motorcoach Driver of the Year Award
The Motorcoach Driver of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond the performance of his or her duties as an Over-The-Road Motorcoach Driver, professionally executing safe motorcoach operation, while providing the traveling public with the safest form of passenger transportation in the United States.
Winner: Tom McGlynn, Anderson Coach & Travel, Greenville, Pa.
Women in Buses Award
The Women in Buses award, sponsored by MCI, recognizes the role of women in the motorcoach industry who work collaboratively on issues and concerns of women business leaders as well as industry specific trends in this male-dominated industry.
Winner: Kim Grzywacz, CIT Signature Transportation, Ames, Iowa.