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Chicago, IL

Why BusBank?

We’re the easy way to charter across North America.

Press Releases & News Articles

Slammed by the flu, businesses scramble to get work done.>

By Associated Press

Florida Operators Brace for Hurricane Matthew

By LCT Mag

Skift Travel Tech 250

By Skift

Bus Safety an Issue for Colleges

By ESPN Outside The Lines

Have Team, Must Travel:Five Ways to Stay on Track with Transportation

By SportsEvents Magazine

Corporate donations, products flowing to storm cleanup

By Chicago Tribune

From Boom to Bust and Back: Recovering From Bankruptcy

By Learnvest

The Magic behind TomorrowWorld

By Mobile Production Pro Magazine

BusBank Launches FestDrive

Press Release

Time to Party, more companies decide

By Chicago Tribune

Dark Lord Day festival-goers will have more transit options

By Chicago Tribune

Three Floyds’ Dark Lord fans: Mark your calendars

By Crain’s Chicago Business

Cloud-based marketing tools need integration to work

By Tech Target


Our Team

Donald R. DiBrita | President

Don DiBrita is President and CEO of BusBank. Don joined the Lancer Group, BusBank’s parent company, as Chief Information Officer in 1998 after a 20-year career in the technology field. Beginning his technology career in 1980 as a Senior Systems Analyst specializing in mainframe and desktop computing for National Benefit Life, he subsequently held senior management and sales positions for many high-tech companies in the Silicon Valley, CA area. Prior to joining Lancer, Don served as Vice President of International Operations for BMC Software/DataTools, Inc. That followed a six-year career as Vice President of U.S. sales for Network General Corporation. In addition to his responsibilities at Lancer, Don became BusBank’s president in 2011.His goal was to reorganize, regroup and restructure the company’s procedures, staff and goals to become the full service organization the BusBank is today. We have expanded our office locations, increased our customer support staff, enhanced our pool of operators, and expanded our services to include full event management including ticketing and on-sight event operations. Don continues to brand BusBank as the premier Travel and Events coordinator in a class all its own.

Brandon Dudley | Vice President & Managing Director

Brandon Dudley is Managing Director at BusBank, and heads up our daily company operations. Brandon began working with the BusBank in 2006 as an Account Executive. After two years he was promoted to Sales Center Supervisor, and eventually became BusBank’s Marketing and Operations Director. In the Marketing and Operations Director role, he worked on overseeing all operations of both supply and demand. His Initial focus was on revamping BusBank’s websites to better capture organic and paid leads for the company. Brandon worked with operations team members to upgrade BusBank’s operator network due diligence efforts and supplier performance. Whether helping with a systems integration project or customer acquisition, Brandon has full stack knowledge of the BusBank along with the group transportation industry and is excited about elevating the company’s performance by improving operational efficiency and performance.

Andrew Ripani | Director of Event Services

Andrew Ripani is Director of Event Services at BusBank, and heads up our new FestDrive division. Andrew began working with the BusBank in 2004 as an Account Executive. After six years he was promoted to Team Leader, and ultimately in 2011, Director of Sales. In the Director of Sales role, he redesigned the sales process focusing on matching each segment-specific customer with the best suited team member to guide through the purchasing process. His philosophy for accountability and transparency, both professionally and personally, and his belief that customer service is the most important aspect of our business, has made him an integral part of the BusBank team. Andrew has cultivated several new relationships, promoting BusBank’s steady growth in the large event management segment, and subsequently leading to his current role and the creation of FestDrive.com . Andrew continues to look for ways to bring our unique services and expertise several large events, and grow FestDrive to its next level.

Jamie Bednarek | Director of Finance

Jamie is the Director of Finance for BusBank. As one of BusBank’s earliest employees Jamie has helped build BusBank into an industry leader in providing a single-source for chartering a bus anytime, anywhere in North America. Jamie brings a broad range of skill sets to the company with over 15 years of experience within finance and operations for the travel industry. In her current role as the Director of Finance Jamie oversees the accounting operations of the company and engages in financial analysis to optimize operational performance. Prior to joining BusBank, Jamie spent two years working for Bucom International, a company whose expertise lied in conceiving and executing events for the pharmaceutical industry. As an Account Manager her functions included site inspections, vendor negotiations, coordination of transportation, on-site management and post event reporting. Prior to Bucom, Jamie worked for iExplore, a start-up company in the adventure travel industry, where she organized and sold customer travel experiences. Jamie earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and is a Certified Public Accountant. Jamie resides in Wisconsin with her husband and three daughters.

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