Pennsylvania Bus Association elects first chairwoman

The Pennsylvania Bus Association made history in its recent elections.

The Board of Director elections on June 20 resulted in Tammy Wolf-Baker becoming PBA’s first female chair in the organization’s nearly 100-year history.

Tammy Wolf-Baker

Wolf-Baker is the third generation to join the 75-year-old family business, Wolf’s Bus Lines, in York Springs, Pennsylvania. In her role as co-owner, Wolf-Baker oversees tour operations and is the dynamo behind its tourbook. She plans every detail of every trip, then translates that to print. She also quotes charters, books buses and holds the office together, according to the company’s website.

The elections were held during PBA’s General Member Meeting in State College, Pennsylvania. The membership voted to accept the slate of candidates as presented by the Nominating Committee. Below is a list of elected directors, some new and some renewed for another two-year term. The other board members, whose terms were not up, will remain.

In addition to Wolf-Baker, Brian Kurtz, President & CEO of Elite Coach was elected the PBA board’s Vice Chair.  

PBA board
PBA board members: Brian Kurtz, Tracy Showman, Doug Rydbom and Gary Hahn.

New directors elected (term through June 2024)

Douglas Rydbom, Premier #1 Limousine

Tracy Showman, Quest Coach

Gary Hahn, National Comedy Center (travel supplier representative)

Operator members renewed for another term (through June 2024) 

John Bailey, Bailey Coach

Sandy Borowsky, Starr Bus Charter & Tours

Amy Brooks, Susquehanna Trailways

Todd Campbell, Campbell Bus Lines

Jonathan Berzas, Fullington Trailways

Nelson Floyd, Perkiomen Tours

Jim JeBran, Trans-Bridge Lines

Alison Sherman, Klein Transportation

Gary Shimshock, Budget Charter

A list of the full PBA Leadership Team can be found here.

PBA will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2023. The nonprofit organization represents the business and governmental interests of private bus companies operating in Pennsylvania. Its mission is to promote travel by motorcoach as well as tour and charter services provided by operator members in cooperation with and support for its travel industry supplier members.

The Association is committed to a code of ethics under which its members strive to offer the highest level of safety in their operations, quality in their services, and consumer protection for their customers.

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