The industry leader in complex event transportation services is gearing up to better serve the corporate marketplace.

Transportation Management Services, Inc. (TMS) the world-wide leader for delivery of transportation solutions for complex events, announced the addition of Gretchen Kihm Stegall to its global business development team. As vice president, corporate development based in Chicago, Gretchen will be leading the organization’s growth initiative in the corporate sector.

Gretchen 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, Gretchen 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 US 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 stated, “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.”

Gretchen 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. Gretchen and her husband Jim reside in Chicago, IL.