ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new association formed to promote Asian-American motorcoach operators has teamed up with an industry veteran to help operators with driver training and regulatory compliance.
The Asian American Motorcoach Association has named Godfrey LeBron to head the organization as its chief administrative officer.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me,” LeBron said. “The Asian-American community single handedly revitalized scheduled service in this country and I am excited to see them advance their goals and interest in legislative and regulatory affairs.”
LeBron is the former longtime co-owner of Paradise Travel and was a member of the United Motorcoach Association board for two decades and served as its chair. He also was president of the Bus Association of New York.
He is nationally recognized for his expertise in driver training, regulatory compliance and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.
LeBron said he hopes to build bridges between Asian-American operators and regulatory officials, vendors and manufacturers.
“The Asian community has such a strong story to be told and nobody is telling it,” he said.
Tingting Guo, secretary of the Asian American Motorcoach Association, said LeBron’s experience as a trainer is one of the reasons the board selected him to run the association. She said LeBron recently hosted an ELD training session in New York’s Chinatown for 20 operators.
The objectives of the new association are:
- To promote the protection and advancement of its members
- To assist members in understanding and complying with federal, state and local laws and regulations in a format they can comprehend
- To advocate and promote equality and uniformity among members relative to legislative and regulatory action
- To advocate and promote cooperation among members and other motorcoach-related organizations
- To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and best practices among members through conferences, educational programs and social activities
“The AAMA board is certain that Mr. LeBron’s extensive knowledge and dedication to the industry will assist in creating a vibrant and exciting organization,” said David Wang, president of the association and owner of Eastern Coach.