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Meet Team BLS

Meet the people running the greatest chauffeured ground transportation service in the world.

BLS is certified woman-owned business through .
Phyllis Okon
Chairwoman and CEO

Phyllis founded BLS in 1976 with her late husband Jay David Okon. As a pioneer in the chauffeured car service industry, Phyllis continues her life’s work by leading and inspiring her staff.

Michael Okon
President

After being raised in the transportation industry, and receiving his MBA in Business, Michael started with BLS in 2000. He focuses his time on growth and new business development.

Eric Okon
COO

Eric was born into the car service business and never knew life without it. He started his career at BLS in the early 2000s and now leads worldwide operations and technology initiatives.

Kevin Hornik
CFO

Kevin has worked at BLS since 1990 in various operational roles. He now leads all accounting efforts and banking relationships across all of BLS holdings.

Vincent Aquino
Ex. VP, Operations, New York

Vincent has been an integral part of the company, starting as a chauffeur over 30 years ago. Today he has oversight of east coast operations and the global fleet.

Marilyn Hornik
Sr. VP, Global Accounts

Marilyn started at BLS in the 1990s in the BLS billing department. She now oversees and mananges relationships with our global customer base.

Carl Carter
Sr. VP, Operations, Global Network & Atlanta

Carl started his career with BLS in 2002, quickly entering into management. Currently, Carl leads our worldwide affiliate network and manages operations in the Atlanta region.

Travis Swanson
Sr. VP, Operations, Los Angeles

After starting as a dispatcher in the late 1990s and rising through the ranks, Travis manages and oversees all west coast operations.

Neal Sultzer
VP, Adminstration

Neal came to BLS in 2015. He acts as advisor on all legal matters and interfaces with regulatory agencies at a local, state and federal level.

Chrystal Colon
VP, Billing

Chrystal has worked with BLS for over 15 years and mastered every task assigned. She now oversees the billing office and staff.

Anthony Loprete
VP, Operations, New York

Since 2001 Anthony has worked in various operational roles throughout BLS. He now oversees all dispatch and affiliate operations in the tri-state area.

William Sanchez
VP, Operations, Los Angeles

As a master dispatcher and jack-of-all-trades, WIlliam oversees all day to day operations of our Los Angeles dispatch facility.

Crissy Rogers
Co-VP, Operations, Las Vegas

As co-VP of our Las Vegas operation, Crissy manages evening operations, helps streamline local dispatch protocols and manage chauffeur relations. 

William Schork
Co-VP, Operations, Las Vegas

As co-VP of our Las Vegas office, William oversees day operations, helps manage ride reconciliation, fleet management and local government regulations. 

Lauren Caprioli
VP, Global Reservations

Lauren started with BLS as a reservation agent and was quickly promoted into a management role. Currently she manages call center operations and worldwide reservations.

Angie Ardizzone
VP, Special Events, Los Angeles

From airport rep to her current position, Angie has over 20 years of experience and is spearheading the flawless execution of our most high touch business segment, including publicity, events and VIP services.

Jessica George
VP, Special Events, New York

Jessica is a seasoned industry professional with years of reservation and event management experience.  Along with her team, Jessica manages the following business segments; groups, meetings, events, and roadshows.

Maggie Kakish
VP, Publicity, Los Angeles

As a longtime chauffeured car industry professional, along with her team, Maggie is tasked with managing BLS' publicity and events business.

James Buschle
VP, Sales, Corporate

A seasoned sales professional, James is responsible to cultivate new business relationships and drive global sales from a variety of industries stemming from the Northeast.

Scott Bupp
VP, Sales, West Coast

As a true industry insider, Scott came on board to manage and grow new relationships focusing on worldwide accounts orignating from the West Coast.

Bob Levine
VP, Sales, New England & Key Accounts

With over four decades of experience in chauffeured car, Bob is a seasoned sales professional managing new business development and ongoing customer care with accounts stemming from New England and beyond. 

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