Leadership - Arrow Stage Lines

Arrow Stage Lines Leadership

Steve Busskohl

Steve Busskohl

President / Chief Executive Officer

Steve has been around the motorcoach industry his entire life. He began working for Arrow Stage Lines in 1980 and has worked in a variety of positions, before serving in his current role as President/CEO since 1996.

Steve’s passion as President/CEO is centered around making sure that all of our locations are focused on providing world class service to our customers.

Steve was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, and received his BA in Psychology from the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln. Steve is married and has two sons that continue to “let” him work in the family business. When not at work, Steve enjoys doing local volunteer work for a variety of organizations (Rotary Club, FCA, LifePoint Church, and CBMC) and golfing.

Fun Fact: Steve’s first job in high school was selling ice cream in a red Willey’s jeep, up and down the streets of Norfolk, Nebraska. He may have been the very first “ice cream man” in Norfolk!

Luke Busskohl

Luke Busskohl

Chief Operating Officer

Luke has been working for Arrow Stage Lines since 2000, in a variety of different roles. He has been serving in his current role as COO since 2013.

Luke’s passion as COO of Arrow Stage Lines is the ability to make a positive difference in someone’s life.

Luke grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska and now resides in Omaha, Nebraska, and offices in the Omaha office as well. Luke received his BA in communications from the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln. You can find Luke spending time with his family, and their pets: 2 dogs, a bunny and a hamster. Luke also enjoys attending and watching the Nebraska Cornhusker games.

Fun Fact: Luke is a pretty good juggler!

Luke Busskohl

Luke Busskohl

Chief Operating Officer

Luke has been working for Arrow Stage Lines since 2000, in a variety of different roles. He has been serving in his current role as COO since 2013.

Luke’s passion as COO of Arrow Stage Lines is the ability to make a positive difference in someone’s life.

Luke grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska and now resides in Omaha, Nebraska, and offices in the Omaha office as well. Luke received his BA in communications from the University of Nebraska, at Lincoln. You can find Luke spending time with his family, and their pets: 2 dogs, a bunny and a hamster. Luke also enjoys attending and watching the Nebraska Cornhusker games.

Fun Fact: Luke is a pretty good juggler!

Alex Busskohl

Alex Busskohl

Corporate Operations and Marketing Specialist

Alex Busskohl has been working in the motorcoach industry for over eight years. His experience with the company includes a variety of positions, including motorcoach operator, and his current position of Corporate Operations and Marketing Specialist. Alex works in the Omaha, Nebraska location.

Alex’s passion as the Corporate Operations and Marketing Specialist is to provide customers and team members the opportunity to experience world class service and safe travel. He believes Arrow Stage Lines is an industry leader and innovator, and works passionately to uphold that standard of excellence.

Alex grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska, but currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife and their golden retriever, Beau. Alex attended Northeast Community College, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He grew up loving anything with a motor (cars, boats, motorcycles, planes, and buses), and his favorite teams are the Huskers and Cincinnati Reds.

Fun Fact: At the age of 21, Alex made a goal to receive every license possible for the vehicles he loves. That consisted of a driver’s license (cars and trucks), commercial driver’s license (CDL for buses), motorcycle license, boating license, and a private pilot’s license. Alex currently possesses each of these licenses!

Jeff Schumann

Jeff Schumann

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff has 30+ years of experience in the Accounting field, and has been with Arrow Stage Lines for 12 years. Jeff works in the Omaha, Nebraska location.

Jeff’s passion in his CFO position, centers on our customers. We do hundreds of trips every day, but today may be someone’s very first trip with us, so we need to make sure they are satisfied and want to come back!

Jeff received his Accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin and also completed his CPA certification. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing golf, and spending time with his grandkids.

Joe Reifenrath

Joe Reifenrath

Director of Special Operations/Fleet Manager

Joe has worked in a variety of positions during his 39 years with Arrow Stage Lines, and has served in his current role for eight years.

In Joe’s current position with Arrow Stage Lines, he is passionate about meeting the constantly changing needs of operations in the motorcoach industry. Joe enjoys working with all departments, determining and using the best combination of resources to bring the finest service to our customers. Joe enjoys being part of a team that truly cares about the customer’s experience every day. Helping that team perform to the highest level and seeing the results in happy customers, continues to motivate him!

Joe grew up on a Farm in Northeast Nebraska, around Hartington, where he played baseball in High School. He also attended Northeast Nebraska Technical Community College and earned an Associate’s degree in Auto Mechanics. Joe enjoys spending time with his family and grandkids, and likes a good road trip!

Fun Fact: Joe would rather drive a fast car on a Road Course then a Drag Strip. Joe coached Girls Elementary School Softball for several years.

Chuck Gunnels

Chuck Gunnels

VP Sales and Business Development

Chuck has been working at Arrow Stage Lines for over 30 years, and brings over 33 years of experience to his position. Chuck works in the Kansas City, Missouri office.

Chuck’s passion as VP of sales and business development is to provide clients with the most positive motorcoach travel/tour experience possible and deliver what we promise. He is positive and supportive to those he works with in the Heart of America Region, as well as those that are company-wide. Chuck is driven to uphold the success and foundation of Arrow Stage Lines, which so many have worked hard to create.

Chuck works in our Kansas City office, and when not working, you can find him spending time with his family and reading. Chuck also really enjoys warm climates!

Fun Fact: Chuck’s dream job would be a basketball coach

Jeff Howes

Jeff Howes

Great Plains Regional Director/Corporate Operations Manager

Jeff began his career with Arrow Stage Lines, in the Las Vegas location in 2013. He is currently serving in the positon of Great Plains Regional Director/Corporate Operations Manager, located in the Omaha, Nebraska office.

In Jeff’s role of Regional Director/Corporate Operations Manager, he is passionate about working with the amazing people at Arrow Stage Lines, serving our client base, and providing them with the world class service the company is known for.

Jeff attended the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and the Western Governors University. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four children.

Fun Fact: Jeff is known around the office as Iron Man.

Joe Turner

Joe Turner

Heart of America Regional Director

Joe has over 17 years of experience in the transportation industry, and has been with Arrow Stage Lines for the last two. Joe works in the Kansas City Location.

In Joe’s role of regional director, his passion each day is to be a positive influence in the lives of our staff and customers.

Joe loves the 49ers and a great taco! He enjoys listening to music with his family, and requires a heavy dose of 90’s music!

Fun Fact: Joe’s most memorable celebrity encounter is with Peyton Manning, whom he was star struck by!

Gene Wordekemper

Gene Wordekemper

VP Maintenance, Rocky Mountain Regional Director

Gene has worked at Arrow Stage Lines for over 37 years, and is known as an “expert” in the motorcoach industry. Gene works in the Denver, Colorado office.

As VP Maintenance and Rocky Mountain Regional Director, Gene is passionate about Arrow Stage Lines and the part it has played in his life. Gene stays focused on new challenges that arise, enabling Arrow Stage Lines to continue raising the bar, and being an industry leader in safety and on-time performance.

Gene grew up on a 1st generation farm in rural Nebraska. He enjoys spending time with his wife, four children, and two grandchildren. You can find Gene cheering on the Huskers and camping on the weekends.

Fun Fact: Gene’s bucket list includes owning an older motorcoach that has been converted into a motorhome!

Todd Koehler

Todd Koehler

Southwest and Pacific Regional Director

Todd grew up in the motorcoach business and joined Arrow Stage Lines in 2005.

Todd’s passion as Regional Director is seeing people experience a safe and relaxing trip on and Arrow Stage Lines motorcoach. Todd is passionate about working with his team’s in Phoenix and Las Vegas and challenging them and himself to improve each and every day.

Todd grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska, and currently resides in the Phoenix area. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching college football, especially the Huskers! Todd also enjoys dirt sprint car racing.

Fun Fact: Todd used to be a crew chief on a Sprint Car team until he started a family and decided to focus on his career.

Ray Smith

Ray Smith

Maintenance Director

Ray’s experience includes 26 years in the transportation industry, with the last six of those, being in leadership positions in the Maintenance Department with Arrow Stage Lines. Ray works out of the Denver, Colorado location.

Ray’s passion as Maintenance Director is providing a world class environment to Arrow Stage Lines’ team members.

Ray grew up in Southern California and in the north central mountains of Colorado. Ray received his MBA from Charter University, and studied under grad at the Leeds School of Business in Boulder, Colorado. In his free time, you can find Ray hunting and fishing.

Fun Fact: Ray’s first car was a 1961 Ford F350 with a flatbed, which he rebuilt with his dad from the ground up, when he was 13 years old. He used this truck to start his first business of hauling firewood for ranchers in the mountains.

Cassie Riggert

Cassie Riggert

Corporate Risk and Compliance Manager

Cassie started her career with Arrow Stage Lines 15 years ago, and has worked in the Safety department for the past ten of those.

In Cassie’s Corporate Risk and Compliance Manager position, she is passionate about working for a company with so much history, and being a part of its growth and continued success.

Cassie was born in Vail, Colorado and Graduated from the University of Denver. In her free time, she enjoys cheering on the Denver Broncos, and taking her horses to competitions all over the country to compete.

Tim Boston

Tim Boston

Corporate Safety/Risk Director

Tim brings over 34 years of experience in the transportation industry to support his Corporate Safety/Risk Director position. He is a member of the National Safety Council Board, National Interstate Liability Insurance Group and the International Motorcoach Group (IMG). Tim works in the Omaha, Nebraska location.

Tim’s passion as Safety/Risk Director is providing team members with the necessary tools to keep our customers, drivers, and motorcoaches safe on the roads. Tim also is enthusiastic about supporting our Ownership Thinking culture at Arrow Stage Lines.
Tim grew up in Ashland, Nebraska and moved to Denver, Colorado for a period of time. He now resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Tim loves spending time outdoors, where you can find him fishing and hunting on the weekends.

Fun Fact: Tim grew up with Clayton Anderson, who became Nebraska’s first astronaut; and they are still friends today.

Chelle Cooper

Chelle Cooper

Director of Human Resources

Chelle has worked in Human Resources for 25+ years, with the last four at Arrow Stage Lines. Chelle works in the Omaha, Nebraska office.

Chelle’s passion as HR Director lies with the exceptional team members at Arrow Stage Lines. She enjoys working with and helping others to grow, succeed, and accomplish their goals.

Chelle grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and then moved to rural Iowa. Chelle attended Bellevue University and has obtained her PHR and SHRM-CP designations for Human Resources professionals. She is an avid Iowa State Cyclone fan and enjoys spending time with her family, camping, watching college football, and any sports her grandkids are playing!

Fun Fact: Chelle’s dream job is to win the lottery (if she could remember to buy a ticket), retire, and then volunteer full time!

Janice Johnson

Janice Johnson

Director of Operations, Express Arrow

Janice has been with Arrow Stage Lines for over 30 years, and in her current position of Director of Operations, Express Arrow (an Arrow Stage Lines’ brand), for over 11 years. Janice works in the Norfolk, Nebraska office.

As Director of Operations, Janice is passionate about the culture at Arrow Stage Lines and enjoys working with her fellow team members.

Janice grew up in Wayne, Nebraska, and now resides in Norfolk, Nebraska. In her free time, you will see Janice reading and spending time with her family.

Fun Fact: Janice’s first car was a purple Gremlin!

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It was an incredible experience from start to finish. We definitely plan to use Arrow again. The office staff and driver were AMAZING!!!

Rachel Taylor August 22, 2018