Georgia Motorcoach Operators Association elects new officers

The Georgia Motorcoach Operators Association board of directors has new leadership. 

Clarence Cox, owner of Georgia Coach Lines, was elected in July to serve as President for a two-year term. 

Todd McElmurray, President of American Coach Lines of Atlanta, was elected to the position of Vice President. He has served on the board since 2018 and will be a welcomed addition to the officer slate, said Linda Morris, GMOA Executive Director.

GMOA President Clarence Cox gives the outgoing president, Al Harris, his president’s service award.

Jim Lucas, owner of Old Savannah Tours, was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Lucas has served continuously on the board for many years as director, secretary/treasurer and vice president. This will be Lucas’ second term as secretary/treasurer.

Alan Robinson, owner of R&W Motor Coach, was reelected to a two-year term as Director. Robinson has been on the board since 2013 and has served on the emergency preparedness committee working with Georgia Emergency Management Agency to promote using GMOA’s operator members for emergency evacuation.

Joining the board of directors to serve two-year terms are:

  • Bernard Barnes, Kingsmen Coach Lines
  • Phillip Houston, Heritage Enterprise
  • Larry Ferguson, TranSouth Motorcoach

Barnes is a founding member of the GMOA board, established in 2001, and has a long history in the industry, most recently serving as Operations Manager for Kingsmen Coach Lines, Morris said.

She added that Ferguson is not a new face to the board, having served 2015-18.

Janet Cathey, South East Regional Sales Manager for Prevost, was appointed to serve as Associate Director for a two-year term. Cathay also is not new to GMOA, having served a term in the past. 

Coach manufacturers rotate terms with GMOA so there are two representatives serving to advise the board, Morris said. 


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