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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

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

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

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.

Crissy Rogers
Office Manager, Las Vegas

As office manager of our Las Vegas operation, Crissy helps streamline local dispatch protocols and manage chauffeur relations. 

William Schork
Supervisor, Las Vegas

As supervisor of our Las Vegas office, William helps manage ride reconciliation, fleet management and local government regulations. 

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.

Cristina Giles
Director, Business Development

With an extensive background in corporate travel, Cristina joined the BLS family to focus on new business development in the west coast region.

Jim Wilkins
Consultant, Global Travel

An insider to one of the most important buyers of travel in the last 20 years, Jim is now a global travel consultant to BLS on all initiatives.

Anne Bastos Diaz
Consultant, Global Travel Sales

As a ground travel sales expert, Anne is consulting BLS on growing its footprint in the global travel industry stemming from the Northeast.