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Meet Team BLS

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

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, Network Operations

Carl started his career with BLS in 2002, quickly entering management. Currently, Carl manages our global events, affiliate network and oversees the BLS Atlanta, New Mexico, DC & Chicago offices.

Travis Swanson
Sr. VP, Operations

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

Odette Lorenzo
VP, Global Reservations

Odette 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

From airport rep to her current position, Angela has over 20 years of experience and is spearheading the flawless execution of our most high touch business segment.

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
General Manager, New York

Since 2001 Anthony has worked in various operational roles throughout BLS. He now oversees all local operations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

William Sanchez
General Manager, Los Angeles

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

Paul Vilardo
General Manager, Las Vegas

With a background in hotel hospitality and management, Paul manages all of BLS Las Vegas operations and local accounts.

William Liggan
Director, Human Resources

As a dedicated HR professional with years of experience, William manages company-wide employee recruitment, rentention and policy.

James Buschle
VP, Corporate Sales

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
Director, Sales

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

Cassandra Maassen
Director, VIP Services

Cassandra began her career at BLS as a reservation agent and eventually entered into management.  Today, Cassandra and her team oversee and manage BLS' VIP accounts and events.

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