Michael Rhyne, Co-founder and Executive Director of SafeRide America.
Michael Rhyne is the Co-founder and Executive Director of SafeRide America. He brings almost 30 years transportation experience and 20 years of nonprofit experience to the vision of proactively preventing all types of impaired driving. After 15 years of for-profit entrepreneurship, he began driving limousines part time, fell in love with the livery business and worked his way into a minority ownership of Black Car Transportation in the early 90’s. A request in 1999 from a client to “rent the driver and not the limousine” was the impetus that created SafeRide America. Beginning in 2000 as the Director of the Georgia Chapter of the National Designated Drivers Association, then in 2003, founding the National Council for the Prevention of Impaired Driving, This experience gave Michael necessary tools to create a social enterprise vision to offer real change through the SafeRide America mission to proactively prevent all types of impaired driving.