GCLA - Committees

Legislative Committee Chairpersons: Rich Azzolino, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Establishes and maintains relations between our local industry, the various airports, the California Public Utilities Commission and legislative bodies that affect us. The committee will exchange support with other local/regional and state associations, as well as national associations and provides assistance and information to the industry.

Legislative Sub Committee: Kevin Illingworth, Gary Buffo, Chris Quinn, David Kinney

Legislative Sub-Committee:Airports Beginning in January 2006 the GCLA Airport Committees began interacting with the Director of Land-side Operations at the following major airports: San Diego, John Wayne, Long Beach, Ontario, LAX, Burbank, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento.

Airport Committee List

  • Sacramento: Dave Kinney and Gary Buffo
  • San Francisco: Rich Azzolino and Gary Buffo
  • Oakland: Rich Azzolino and Gary Buffo
  • San Jose: James Brown
  • Los Angeles: Jack Nissim, Alex Darbahani, and Perry Barin
  • Burbank: Perry Barin
  • Long Beach: Kevin Illingworth
  • Ontario: Jack Nissim, Alex Darbahani, and Perry Barin
  • Santa Ana: Kevin Illingworth, and Joe Magnano
  • Palm Springs: Howard Packer
  • San Diego: Anne Daniells and Ryan Silva
  • Santa Barbara: John Raftery, Phil Conklin, and Tony Talia  

Media Relations Committee Chairperson: TBD - The Public Relations / Venue Committee will be liaison between the GCLA and the major newspapers throughout the State of California.

Membership/Marketing Chairperson: Matthew Strack This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and Co-Chair John Raftery, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Ryan Silva, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Lee Martinez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Steve Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and Roy Durham, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - The Membership Committee will expand the awareness of the association and its services to the livery industry throughout the State of California.The Committee will communicate to the GCLA membership while encouraging companies to join the association for the greater good of its member companies and the industry at large.

Program Chairperson: San Francisco / Sacramento – Rich Azzolino This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and David Kinney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; LA/Orange County – TBD; San DiegoAnne Daniells This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and Ryan Silva, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  - The Program Committee will arrange educational programs and speakers for the GCLA's formal meetings throughout the year. It's goal is to expand the content of information presented to the members regarding issues such as labor management, time organization, accounting, marketing, financial planning and current technology related to our industry. The Program Committee will also host and plan seminar sessions for San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

Finance Chairperson: Jack Nissim, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and Co-Chairs Dave Kinney, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and Kevin Illingworth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - The Finance Committee will investigate and recommend avenues to manage all the financial affairs of the association. It will also track all income and expenses of the association.

Labor Committee Chairperson: TBD

ByLaws Committee Chairpersons: Gary Buffo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and Kevin Illingworth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website Committee Chairperson: Alex Darbahani, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you’re interested in serving on one of the GCLA Committees please contact us at 866-392-4252 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .