Our Team

Jeff Polzien President/Owner

Inspired by a love of travel and recognizing a need in the Oklahoma/Texas region for quality bus travel, Jeff Polzien, founded Red Carpet Charters in 1984. Focused on a safe, comfortable, “red carpet experience” for travelers, Red Carpet Charters has expanded to become one of the premier carriers in the Midwest, with discerning clients like The University of Oklahoma, schools, churches, and regional travel groups.

Ron Lawrence

General Manager

Rick Whipple

Director of Safety

Rick began his career with Red Carpet Charters in  July 1992 as a driver and spent 16 years delighting passengers on the open road.  In 2008, Rick became the Safety & Training Manager, one of Red Carpet’s most important positions.

Rick attributes his long tenure with Red Carpet Charters to his colleagues.  “I have been with Red Carpet Charters for nearly 25 years because I work with some best people I have ever known”.

Starla Fleming

Operations Manager

Starla has been with Red Carpet Charters for 15 years and understands how to provide a great customer experience like few others.  Starla’s has developed with Red Carpet was beginning with positions in aesthetic fleet services, dispatch, and now Operations Manager.

Steven Ward

Director of Sales

Andy Waughtal

Director of Maintenance

Carmon Jennings

Sales