CEO – United Companies
Amy Romain-Barron is Chief Executive Officer of United Companies comprised of Professional Transportation, Inc., Romain Automotive Group, and United Leasing & Finance.
Amy Romain-Barron is the third generation of Romain family ownership at United Companies. She is also a member of the company’s Steering Committee which spearheads the United Companies’ Quality Improvement Process.
Ms. Romain-Barron graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. She is involved with numerous civic and community organizations, currently serving as Vice President of the Evansville Day School Board of Trustees and on the Welborn Baptist Foundation Board. Her past involvements include serving the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation as President, YWCA as a Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, First Federal Savings Bank Board of Directors, and the Leadership Everyone (formerly Leadership Evansville) Board of Directors as Vice President.
Ronald Romain is Executive Chairman of United Companies comprised of Professional Transportation, Inc., Romain Automotive Group, and United Leasing & Finance.
Mr. Romain holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana (USI). He is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations including University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors, Regency Commercial Associates Board of Managers, Koch Enterprises Board of Directors, Southwest Indiana Business Leaders Early Childhood Roundtable, Signature School Foundation Board of Directors, Golf Gives Back Board of Directors, and serves as Chairman of the Evansville Regional Business Committee.
Executive Vice President & CFO – United Companies
Rick Schulz started with United Companies in 1992. As Chief Financial Officer, he directly manages the company’s Accounting, Finance, and Treasury departments. Prior to United Companies, Mr. Schulz worked in Indianapolis with a Regional Public Accounting firm for four years and with RCA, General Electric, and Thomson Consumer Electronics for seven years holding various financial management roles.
Mr. Schulz is actively involved with numerous philanthropic organizations. He is a past Chairman of the Board and current Advisory Board member for Youth First and past Chairman of the Board and Executive Board member for Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE).
Mr. Schulz graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis. He earned the CPA designation in 1986 and is a member of American Institute of CPAs.
Executive Vice President HR and Chief People Officer – United Companies
Doug Petitt joined United Companies in 2019. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Petitt enjoyed an extensive career in the energy business with Vectren Corporation. There he served in many functions, including Vice President – Government Affairs, Vice President Marketing & Customer Service and Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Petitt is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Economics and the University of Dayton with an MBA. He is active in the community and serves as Vice Chair of the Golf Gives Back Board, Chair of the Pro-Am for the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance, board member of the YMCA of Southwest Indiana, and board member of Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Executive Vice President of Supply Chain & Procurement- United Companies
Brad Harrison is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Mr. Harrison is a Certified Public Accountant. Upon graduation, he joined Citizens Bank in Evansville, Indiana initially in the Commercial Credit Department and was subsequently promoted to Commercial Loan Officer.
In 1978, Mr. Harrison joined an Evansville-based Accounting Firm. Over the next 10 years he received a number of promotions and became a Partner in the Firm. In 1992, Mr. Harrison founded the Accounting Firm, Vowells, Harrison and Co. CPA’s focusing on Accounting and Taxation for clients in the Evansville area.
One of the larger clients of the Firm was Ronald Romain and United Leasing & Finance. In that capacity, Mr. Harrison was involved as a consultant in the formation of both Romain Buick, Inc. and Professional Transportation, Inc.
In 1998, he joined United Leasing & Finance of Evansville, Indiana as Director of Accounting, managing the daily accounting functions for the leasing company. Mr. Harrison was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Accounting for United Companies. In this capacity, he is currently responsible for the management of all accounting functions and accounting personnel employed by the four primary business units.
Vice President – General Counsel and Administration United Companies
Ryan Parker joined United Companies in 2013 as Vice President of Administration. Prior to returning to his hometown of Evansville, Indiana, he worked in private law practice and in-house counsel capacities in Orlando, Florida from 2004-2013 working for an array of clients such as: Walt Disney, Inc., Darden Restaurants, J.P. Morgan, GE Capital Solutions, and Bank of America. He also was the Director of Legal Services for the largest trade association in the State of Florida-“Florida Realtors.” Before moving to Florida to attend law school, Ryan was employed by various Evansville-based companies such as Old National Trust Company, Fifth Third Bank, and Schultheis Insurance.
Ryan earned his undergraduate degree in Finance and Business from the University of Evansville and his professional doctorate in law from Florida State University. He continues to be a licensed Florida attorney focusing on real estate, development, banking, finance and corporate law.
Vice President – General Counsel
Meagan Brien joined United Companies in 2022 as Vice President & General Counsel. Meagan was previously a partner at the law firm Dentons Bingham Greenbaum LLP, part of a large, multinational law firm, where she focused on corporate litigation, fiduciary litigation, and outside business counsel, all for a variety of industries. This outside business counsel emphasis allowed her to problem solve for her clients, which included large and small closely held businesses, nonprofits, and financial institutions. Meagan is licensed to practice law in Indiana, Illinois, and her native Kentucky. She has practiced before the state and federal courts of these jurisdictions, as well as numerous administrative bodies.
During her almost twelve years in private practice, Meagan was recognized seven times as an Indiana Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, earned the state-wide award from the Indiana Lawyer as a Leadership in the Law Up and Coming Lawyer, and locally was awarded the Perdue Leadership Award for service to the Evansville Bar Association. Meagan earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and received her Juris Doctorate from the McKinney School of Law, Indiana University – Indianapolis. Meagan enjoys being active in her community and has served on numerous boards including that of Evansville Day School, the Evansville Bar Association, University of Kentucky Alumni Club (Greater Henderson Chapter), The Literacy Center, and the Junior League of Evansville.
President of Romain Automotive Group
Michael Mintline joined United Companies in 2003 as the Sales Manager with Saturn of Farmington Hills, Michigan. After holding various leadership roles within the Romain family of automobile dealerships, Mr. Mintline currently holds the position of President at Romain Automotive Group. Mr. Mintline has over 25 years in the automotive industry including holding key positions at several other retail automobile dealerships.
Mr. Mintline earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University and MBA from University of Phoenix. Along with his involvement in numerous community and civic organizations, Mr. Mintline currently serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville.
President – United Leasing & Finance
Martha Ahlers has over 20 years of commercial leasing and finance experience. She joined United Leasing & Finance in 1996 as an Account Manager. During her tenure at United Leasing & Finance, she has been promoted to Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, and currently serves as President of the company.
Ms. Ahlers holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois. She has been involved in numerous civic and professional organizations. She currently serves as Chair of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Board of Directors. An active participant in ELFA, Ahlers has served on the ELFA Board of Directors since 2014. In addition to her current position as ELFA Board Chair, Ahlers is a member of ELFA’s Executive, Nominating and Personnel Committees. She previously served on the Fair Business Practices Committee. From 2015 to 2016, Ahlers was Chair of LeasePAC, ELFA’s nonpartisan federal political action committee.
Executive Vice President Administration – United Companies
Ryan Kassenbrock joined Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI) in June 1999 and served in various roles of increasing responsibility in Accounting, Finance, Operations, Dispatch, and Operations Support. Prior to his promotion as COO of PTI in 2016, Mr. Kassenbrock was Vice President of Administration. He currently serves as the President of PTI.
Mr. Kassenbrock is a Six Sigma Green Belt and leads the PTI Quality Improvement Team. He has played a key role in automating operations and integrating key processes across the company.
As an Evansville, Indiana native, Mr. Kassenbrock earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana. He proudly serves as a member of the USI Strategic Planning Committee and St. Joseph Parish Council.
President- Professional Transportation Inc.