Transportation Management Services, Inc., the worldwide leader for delivery of transportation solutions for complex events, has added Gretchen Kihm Stegall to its global business development team. As vice president, corporate development based in Chicago, Stegall will be leading the organization’s growth initiative in the corporate sector.
Stegall joins TMS having enjoyed a multi-faceted career, previously serving as director of business development and partner relations for the consumer services division of Transdev North America. In 2007, she founded Trifecta Marketing Resources, LLC, a boutique agency offering strategic marketing guidance and support for organizations for more than a decade. Before branching out on her own, she served in sales and marketing management roles for Ambassadors, American Golf Corporation and Resort Golf Group discovering her passion for the events industry early on as PCMA’s director of membership, chapter relations and databank services.
TMS has more than 24 years of experience in transportation solutions serving a wide variety of corporate clientele, including global brands such as Microsoft, Ford and Yahoo. In addition, TMS has been a transportation partner for some of the larger associations and tradeshows in the U.S. including the National Association of Broadcasters, National Association of Homebuilders, American Association for Cancer Research and a variety of others. TMS CEO Kevin O’Connor says, “TMS is committed to continuing the highest level of service excellence within the global corporate marketplace. We are thrilled to welcome Gretchen to our team as she brings longstanding tenure working with corporations and the meetings community that will serve our mission well.”
Stegall earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University with an emphasis in travel and tourism marketing. She has held a variety of volunteer leadership positions in hospitality and events industry organizations. She and her husband Jim reside in Chicago, Ill.
Transportation Management Services (TMS) is a global leader in providing effective and efficient transport and parking solutions for complex events. For more than 24 years, TMS has served the needs of hundreds of conventions and tradeshows, corporate meetings, large public events and sporting events nationwide. TMS is also the foremost provider of emergency transportation planning and operational support, as well as government logistics services. For more info, visit www.tms.com.