Global Charter Services, Inc. Announces Team Promotions

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June 30, 2020 – Chicago, IL

Global Charter Services, Inc. (GCS) has promoted two members of the large events ground transportation and logistics team.

“We are pleased to announce the team promotions of Mark LaRocca, to Director, Corporate and Large Events and Kayla Chaffee to Account Manager, Corporate and Large Events,” stated Mary Novak, Head of Sales. “Mark has been a member of the team for over 12 years executing more than 250 major events moving over 2.2 million people. Kayla has been on the large events team for three years coordinating FestDrive ticket sales, all vehicle movements, and logistics teams on the ground in conjunction with Mark.”

BusBank’s extensive customer database of annual events that have been managed by the team for over six years include Outside Lands Music Festival with 60 motorcoaches and 8,000 attendees, BottleRock with over 7,500 attendees from nine cities shuttled to the festival over 3 days utilizing 200 motor coaches throughout the weekend and FireFly Music Festival. Other major events such as Float Fest Music Festival, X-Games, multiple SuperBowls with over 12,000 ticket holders shuttled, and corporate employee shuttles for Macy’s, Target, In N Out, and many more.

FestDrive, also managed by Mark and supported by Kayla, is focused on making it easier for fans to attend large scale events and festivals. FestDrive offers rider ticketing and partners with major music festivals to develop a no-risk, guaranteed revenue stream with a shuttle program. FestDrive works in conjunction with major promoters and North America’s largest music festivals.

“Promoters, event organizers, event planners and HR teams know the importance of working with a ground transportation and logistics company positioned to provide ultimate service.” said GCS CEO Harald Kruse. “Our corporate and large events team, managed by Mark LaRocca, is the strongest team in the industry to manage your event.”

BusBank and FestDrive have a presence in 135 metro areas, and operated charters in all 50 states and every province in Canada. To plan and reserve your next corporate or large event, contact Mark LaRocca – mlarocca@busbank.com / 312-476-6126. For more information on a FestDrive program, contact Kayla Chaffee – kchaffee@busbank.com / 312-476-6175.

About BusBank

BusBank is a comprehensive group and event transportation management company headquartered in Chicago. We are the industry pioneer and leader in providing a single source for chartering a bus anywhere in North America. Our experience is broad and diverse. We arrange charters for thousands of customers each year. The scope of our service ranges from simple one-day outings to large events such as: tradeshows, conventions, sporting events and large-scale music festivals. BusBank has also started a single ticket bus service for events under the FestDrive brand. In 2018, BusBank acquired Buster.com an online bus booking platform that allows for users to book a bus in a few simple clicks. Note: We do not own buses, we’re not local bus owners and we’re not brokers. By working with independent operators rather than owning buses, we maintain the flexibility to customize transportation solutions that fit the needs of the customer and situation. Our network of independent bus operators is the largest of its kind in North America. BusBank works with charter bus operators everyday so we have an in-depth knowledge of how the industry works. We have established partnerships and relationships with our operator network that allows us to deliver a consistently superior customer experience.