Liberty Cab founder and president Bill Yuhnke says Joel Giambra will take over as Chief Operations Officer of the company.
“I believe Joel Giambra, with his experience as a chief executive and in politics as well as in business development, brings the right credentials to his new position with Liberty. I am looking forward to working with him and my daughter, Lisa, in the coming days. It is an exciting time,” Yuhnke said.
Giambra, a former Erie County executive, previously worked as an advisor for the company.
“I hope to build on the very successful business that has been created over the last 42 years in my new role with Buffalo-based Liberty Cab,” says Giambra.
He also added he’s looking to level the playing field with rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft.
Giambra says one of the areas he will explore to improve is conditions for drivers and to professionalize drivers to enhance the customer experience.