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TLPA Operator of the Year Award Winners

2016
 Paratransit & ContractingJudy Potter, Black & White Transportation, Toledo OH
 Limousine & SedanDavid Friedman, Carmel Car & Limousine Service, New York, NY
 Taxicab ServicesNick Cambas, United Taxi, Tampa, FL

Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Jo-Anne Thompson, Tommy's Taxi, Inc., Framingham, MA
 Lifetime Achievement Award
Mitch Rouse, American Logistics Company, Los Angeles, CA

2015
 Paratransit & ContractingMatt Heafner, Yellow Cab of Denver, Denver, CO
 Limousine & SedanRick VersaceA1A Airport and Limousine Service, Boca Raton, FL
 Taxicab ServicesRaye MilesBroadway Cab LLC, Portland, OR
 Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
J.M. "Margie" WilcoxMobile Bay Transportation Company, Mobile, AL
 
2014
 Paratransit & ContractingShirley Allen, Mercy Transportation, Everett, WA
 Limousine & SedanDawson Rutter, Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, Boston, MA
 Taxicab ServicesBill George, Kansas City Transportation Group, Kansas City, MO
 Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Mary Smarelli, Transit Express, Milwaukee, WI
 
2013
 Paratransit & ContractingBud Williams, Wheelchair Transport Service, Inc., Clearwater, FL
 Limousine & SedanBarry Beall, First Class Executive Limo, Phoenix, AZ
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Brock Rosayn, Metro Taxi of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, FL
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Judy Swystun, Hampton Roads Transportation, Inc., Norfolk, VA
 Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Isabelle Scalzi, Metro Taxi Connecticut, West Haven, CT
 
2012
 Paratransit & ContractingJo-Anne Thompson, Tommy's Taxi, Inc., Framingham, MA
 Limousine & SedanJeff Maltz, SilverRide, San Francisco, CA
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Glenn Stevenson, Florida Keys Taxi Dispatch, Key West, FL
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Mark Joseph, Veolia Transportation, Baltimore, MD
 Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Jerilyn Ugaste, Blue Cab Company, Forest Park, IL
 
2011
 Paratransit & ContractingDavid R. Reid, Select Ride Inc., Ann Arbor, MI
 Limousine & SedanRobert Alexander, RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Trans., Rockville, MD
 Taxicab ServicesMichael Levine, Yellow Group LLC, Chicago, IL, New York, NY & Baltimore, MD
 Outstanding Contributor to
   Women in Transportation
Judy Swystun, Hampton Roads Transportation, Inc., Norfolk, VA
 
2010
 Paratransit & ContractingSid Del Cardayre, Van Go Inc. of Richmond, Richmond, VA
 Limousine & SedanVictor Dizengoff, BCAC, New York, NY
 Taxicab ServicesBill Scalzi, Metro Taxi, New Haven, CT
 
2009
 Paratransit & ContractingThomas Arrighi, A&A Metro Transportation, Bridgewater, MA
 Limousine & SedanDean Schuler, Carey New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Jeb Corey, C & H Taxi, Charleston, WV
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Craig Hughes, Total Transit, Inc., Glendale, AZ
 
2008
 Paratransit & ContractingAlan Groedel, Provide A Ride, Cleveland, OH
 Limousine & SedanDavid Eckstein, Valera Global, Long Island City, NY
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Caron Wootten, Colonial Transportation, Jackson, MI
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Simon Garber, Chicago Carriage Cab, Chicago, IL
 
2007
 Paratransit & ContractingAnthony "Corky" Renzi, CRT Cabulance, Pittsfield, MA
 Limousine & SedanSam Amato, Gateway Limousines Worldwide, Burlingame, CA
 Taxicab ServicesMurray Rosenberg, Yellow Cab Company, Atlantic City, NJ
 
2006
 Paratransit & ContractingBill Legare, Valley Transportation Corp., Woonsocket, RI
 Limousine & SedanCarla & Bob Boroday, Associated Limousine Svcs, Fort Lauderdale, FL
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Dick Leshley, Yellow Cab Taxi, Coos Bay, OR
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Anthony Palmeri, Yellow Cab of San Diego, CA
 
2005
 Paratransit & ContractingSheri Watson, Checker Transportation Group, Kansas City, MO
 Limousine & SedanJacob M. Salem, First American Limousine, Boston, MA
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Jo-Anne Thompson, Tommy's Taxi, Framingham, MA
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Geoffrey Riesel, Radio Taxis Group, London, ENGLAND
 
2004
 Paratransit & ContractingStan Rakestraw, SCR Transportation, Chicago, IL
 Limousine & SedanJoey Cirruzzo, A Elegant Limousine, Staten Island, NY
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Bill Yuhnke, Liberty Cab Company, Buffalo, NY
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Jim Donnelly, Aboutown Transportation, London, Ontario, CANADA
 
2003
 Paratransit & ContractingBrian Somerman, Metro Mobility, Jenkintown, PA
 Limousine & SedanCarl Ward, Executive Transportation, Newport, KY
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)John T. "Tom" Jones, Jr., Delta Transit Company, Delta, CO
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Rick Hewatt, Checker Cab Company, Atlanta, GA
 
2002
 Paratransit & ContractingBrian Hunt, Diversified Paratransit, Pomona, CA
 Limousine & SedanMike Fogarty, BostonCoach, Everett, MA
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Richard Corey, C & H Taxi, Charleston, WV
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Robert McBride, All Island Taxi, Hempstead, NY
 
2001
 Paratransit & ContractingJohn Arnet, We Care Transportation, Buffalo, NY
 Limousine & SedanGuy Mongello, Paradise Limousines, Pinellas Park, FL
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Dan Leonas, City Cab Company, Lewiston, ME
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Larry Slagle, Yellow Cab of NOC, Anaheim, CA
 
2000
 Paratransit & ContractingJim Barr, Palm Beach Transporta., West Palm Beach, FL
 Limousine & SedanJon Chester, Limousines by Linda, San Diego, CA (deceased)
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Charles Williams, Yellow Cab Co., Ashland KY
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Bill Lazar, Luxor Taxi, San Francisco, CA (deceased)
 
1999
 Contracted & ParatransitMargie Wilcox, Mobile Bay Transportation Company, Mobile, AL
 Exec. Sedan & Limo. Serv.John Patti, Buffalo Limousine Service, Buffalo, NY
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Gayle Law, Dalton Taxicab, Dalton, GA (deceased)
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Jamie Campolongo, Yellow Cab Company, Pittsburgh, PA
 
1998
 Contracted & ParatransitBen Early, Paratransit Services 0f West Florida, Pensacola, FL
 Premium ServicesJohn M. Greene, Carey of New England, Braintree, MA
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Derek G. Dillon, River City Yellow Cab, Evansville, IN
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Ellis Houston, United Cab Company, Houston, TX
 
1997
 Contracted & ParatransitMary Smarelli, Transit Express, Milwaukee, WI
 Premium ServicesRod Cunningham, Boca Raton Transp., Boca Raton, FL
 Taxicab Services (Small Fleet)Jamie Marlowe, Yellow Cab, Huntington, WV
 Taxicab Services (Large Fleet)Jerilyn Ugaste, Blue Cab Company, Oak Park, IL
 
1996
 Contracted & ParatransitJim McLary, Southeast Transit Mangt., Alexandria, VA
 Premium ServicesJohn Acierno, Executive Charge, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
 Taxicab ServicesHam Smythe, III, Yellow Cab Company, Memphis, TN
 
1995
 Contracted & ParatransitRobbie Werth, Diamond Transportation., Alexandria, VA
 Premium ServicesCharles Atchison, Atchison Transportation, Spartanburg, SC
 Taxicab ServicesJoe Kramer, Blue Line Taxi Company, Ottawa, Ontario, CN
 
1994
 Contracted & ParatransitGene Stalians, Diversified Paratransit, Pomona, CA
 Premium ServicesNeal Nichols, Transportation General, Arlington, VA
 Taxicab ServicesGerry Cunningham, Dover Taxi, New York, NY
 
1993
 Contracted & ParatransitHenry Moore, CWS Transportation, Plainville, CT
 Premium ServicesJim Bell, Bell Transportation, Las Vegas, NV
 Taxicab ServicesBruce Bell, Diamond Taxicab Association, Toronto, ON, CN
 
1992
 Contracted & ParatransitSigmund Zilber, Metro Minibus, Inc, Miami, FL (deceased)
 Premium ServicesJohn Hurley, Hurley Limousine, Mountainside, NJ
 Taxicab ServicesMitch Rouse, Taxi Systems, Inc., Gardena, CA
 
1991
 Operator of the YearLee Barnes, Barwood Transportation, Kensington, MD
 
1990
 Small Fleet Operator of the YearWarren & Marlene Carew, Park Taxi, Pinellas Park, FL
 Large Fleet Operator of the YearRon Stoppelmann, Irene Leasing, New York, NY
 
1989
 Small Fleet Operator of the YearAndrew Lemnotis, Town/Country Transp., New Britain, CT
 Large Fleet Operator of the YearJerry Feldman, Checker Taxi Co., Chicago, IL
 
1988
 Operator of the YearReg Kermode, Taxis Combined Services, Sydney, Australia
 
1987
 Operator of the YearBernice Jay, Yellow Cab, Green Bay, WI (deceased)
 
1986
 Small Fleet Operator of the YearDarren Gutman, Five Sixes Cab, Key West, FL
 Large Fleet Operator of the YearPaul Mears, Jr., Yellow Cab, Orlando, FL
 
1985
 Operator of the YearJames Steele, Yellow Cab Cooperative, San Francisco, CA
 
1984
 Operator of the YearBill Williams, Yellow Cab, Raleigh, NC
 
1983
 Operator of the YearGeorge Kapp, Red Bird Cab, High Point, NC
 
1982
 Operator of the YearGeorge Kamins, Yellow Cab, Houston, TX
 
1981
 Operator of the YearNeal Nichols, Red Top Cab, Arlington, VA
 
1980
 Operator of the YearJim Sinnott, Yellow Cab, Pittsburgh, PA
 
1979
 Operator of the YearJesse Gaddis, Yellow Cab, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
1978
 Operator of the YearWilliam Knaus, Colonial Taxi, Bethel Park, PA
 
1977
 Operator of the YearDick Hunt, Yellow Cab, Indianapolis, IN (deceased)
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