ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Steve Klika, who is managing the national search to replace retired United Motorcoach Association President and CEO Victor Parra, has been named interim president and CEO.
Klika, former president of the International Motorcoach Group, started the interim position on April 1 and will serve until a permanent replacement for Parra is found.
Klika has been active in recruiting new leadership for numerous motorcoach companies and trade associations in the United States and Canada.
“This is the next step in a planned process that has been carefully crafted to smooth the transition, keep UMA’s mission on track, and provide seamless service to members following the departure of a successful long-time chief executive,” said Dale Krapf, chairman of UMA and Krapf’s Coaches.
“With Steve as interim president and CEO, UMA will maintain its focus and continue moving forward as the executive committee completes the recruitment and hiring process.”
Parra, who was president and CEO of UMA for nearly 19 years, retired on March 31.
Krapf appointed a search committee, made up of members of the board’s executive committee, to screen candidates for the position. Klika was brought on to lead the search team. They were expected to begin interviewing finalists for the job last month.