The New Orleans City Council presented a proclamation to Reuben Bernard of Bernard Transportation to recognize 32 years of outstanding service.
Reuben Bernard III is a native New Orleanian, dedicated son and father. Reuben realized his desire to work with the public at an early age when he began his first job as a valet attendant for the Sheraton hotel. Reuben’s desire to work more intimately with guests resulted in a transfer to the position of Bell Services Agent, and, for over 30 years he welcomed guests to the hotel and the city making them feel like a part of his extended family.
During those years, Reuben received many accolades about the quality service he provided to the hotel guests — recognition letters to the general manager as well as nominations for employee of the month from his managers and fellow cast members. In the summer of 1989, Rueben was named the American Hotel and Motel Association’s Bellman of the Year. A letter was sent to former Mayor Sidney Barthelemy and the city recognized Reuben Bernard by honoring him with his own official day.
In 1990 Reuben was awarded with the ITT Ring of Quality, an honor reserved for presidents and CEOs and received by only 12 associates annually nationwide.
Reuben is highly motivated and has taken his career to the next level by entering the field of sales. In 1995 he began a career as a sales representative with Bryan Chevrolet. During his tenure at the dealership, Reuben was awarded employee of the month 16 times and employee of the year twice. It was in January 2014 that Rueben branched out into entrepreneurship with the inception of Bernard Transportation, LLC.
Reuben has received many letters of recognition for the exceptional service provided by Bernard Transportation. A letter was sent to Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu as well as Stephen J. Perry and Cara Banasch complimenting his personal and genuine customer service. Bernard Transportation has had the honor of working with clients such as Marathon Petroleum, Merck pharmaceuticals, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Marriott Hotels, GE Oil Company, C&M Medical Services, Howard Weil, Imperial Trading, Mumms Software, Orange County Volleyball Club, Red Rock Volleyball Club, and, most recently, the National Association of Multicultural Education Conference, Mitsubishi Motors, and Jenny Craig. In a recent Kansas City Star Newspaper article, Bernard Transportation and their Katrina Tours were highlighted.