In August of 2016, TBL Group, Inc, Owner of AFC |ECHO Transportation brands has recently hired Ms. Kim Bratton-Tubbs to the position of Vice President Business Development. With over 30 years in the ground transportation industry, Ms. Tubbs brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to her new role with the Texas-based ground transportation leaders.
Ms. Tubbs will direct and coordinate all company sales and marketing efforts including oversight and management of all public relations and marketing-related activities, as well as business development including market research, strategic planning, and strategic account development. In her leadership position, Ms. Tubbs will identify and develop strategic relationships with partners and potential customers. She will develop a pipeline of new customers and projects in key strategic accounts through customer contact and negotiations, working with marketing, sales and product development teams to implement business development initiatives. “I am tremendously excited to join TBL Group, Inc. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a remarkable team with great vision and unlimited growth potential”, states Ms. Tubbs.
Ms. Tubbs extensive experience in the group travel and ground transportation industry includes former positions with Coach America as Director of Sales and Marketing, Vice President Business Development at US Coachway’s and General Manager for Laidlaw, Inc. (Greyhound Travel Services). She has also held executive and supervisory posts with market leading transportation providers including Bell Trans, Coach USA, and Las Vegas Tonopah Reno Stage Lines. Within these positions, Ms. Tubbs has successfully led numerous sales and marketing initiatives, controlled day-to-day operations and effectively increased operations efficiency, achieved and surpassed revenue and safety goals, and developed and launched national branding campaigns. Ms. Tubbs has been recognized for her industry contributions and is the recipient of the Women of Achievement Award/Tour and Travel and the Distinguished Women of Southern Nevada Award. Additionally, she has served in the following chair roles: Transportation Logistics Chair for the Western and National Governors’ Conference and Transportation Logistics Chair for The Governor’s Conference on Tour and Travel.
“With her strong background in sales and marketing, as well as business operations, Kim is a rare find for our organization,” says John Ferrari, CEO, TBL Group. “Her cross-disciplines and knowledge span the full spectrum of operations and will greatly enhance our efforts to mine new market opportunities that align with TBL’s overall business strategy.”