Madison County resident and local business owner, Brian Annett, has recently been elected to chair the United Motorcoach Association (UMA). UMA represents motorcoach and bus companies across the country and is headquartered in Alexandria, Va. Mr. Annett, President of Annett Bus Lines has served on the 25 member UMA board for six years, serving time as Treasurer, Vice Chair and now Chairman of the Board. The work of the association is to create awareness in Washington DC and on individual state levels about the efficiencies of bus travel. “Most UMA members are small business owners who are the backbone of the American economy. Our role as an association is to help government understand the possibilities our industry brings to the table in terms of sustainable, efficient, and most of all, safe transportation to the traveling public,” says Annett.
“UMA – and the entire motorcoach industry – is fortunate to have Brian Annett as its chair. Brian brings a progressive perspective to his leadership role, one based on business-building metrics. And having grown up in this business, he also has a keen understanding and appreciation for the values and principles upon which UMA was founded; ensuring that the motorcoach industry remains free of the shackles of economic regulation, while promoting safety measures backed by sound science,” said UMA President and CEO, Victor S. Parra.
About Annett Bus Lines:
Annett Bus Lines is a family owned and operated charter bus company. Currently owned and operated by Brian and Christi Annett and David and Tamra Annett. The brother/wife teams are growing the family business with operations in Sebring, Jacksonville, Lee and Ocala, Fl. To find out more about the services provided by Annett Bus Lines go to www.annettbuslines.com.
About the United Motorcoach Association:
The UMA is North America’s largest association for operators of motorcoach companies providing charter, tour and regular route services. Founded in 1971, UMA is comprised of over 900 professional bus and motorcoach companies who provide transportation services in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico, and more than 250 supplier, manufacturer and travel partner members. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., UMA is dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of the entire motorcoach industry and providing its members with programs and services to enhance the success of their operations. UMA’s Bus & Motorcoach Academy, UMA Motorcoach EXPO at Travel Exchange, Bus & Motorcoach NEWS and BusRates.com are valuable industry resources. More information can be obtained by visiting www.uma.org.