Three NAFA Members Compete For Public Sector Fleet Manager Of The Year

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NAFA Members comprise the three finalists for Government Fleet magazine's Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year Award. The winner will be announced on June 20th at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in Denver.

It’s no coincidence that the list of finalists and award winners each year generally are Members of NAFA. These people are following in the footsteps of so many other great fleet leaders to be part of the Association’s grand history.

NAFA prides itself on having many of the brightest minds in fleet management comprise its membership. Year in and year out, that statement is proven when the nominations for industry awards are handed out. Already in 2012, Bobit Business Media has presented one of their three major industry awards to a long-time NAFA Member and another will be presented in June. As Meatloaf sang, “Two out of three ain’t bad.” In fact, two out of three is exceptional.

NAFA Member Lee Miller of Boehringer Ingelheim was named Fleet Manager of the Year by Automotive Fleet magazine last April at NAFA’s 2012 Institute & Expo in St. Louis. Meanwhile, when the list of finalists for Government Fleet magazine’s Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award was announced on May 17, all three finalists were NAFA Members, ensuring another win. The winner will be announced at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) in Denver on June 20.

The three finalists include:

  •     Larry Campbell, CPFP, Fleet Director, City of Fort Wayne, IN
  •     Dave Head, Fleet Manager, Sonoma County, CA
  •     Kevin Schlangen, CPFP, Fleet Manager, Dakota County, MN

“The strength of any association is only as good as its membership,” explained NAFA’s Executive Director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “NAFA Fleet Management Association is fortunate to have a roster of fleet professionals that includes tremendously creative minds who are shaping fleet management. We are extremely proud of these Members, but even prouder that they not only call NAFA home, but continue the tradition of shared knowledge that makes the Association great."

“Any fleet manager who seeks to improve should look at the people involved with NAFA,” added Russo. “It’s no coincidence that the list of finalists and award winners each year generally are Members of NAFA. These people are following in the footsteps of so many other great fleet leaders to be part of the Association’s grand history.”

About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world’s premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA’s Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org

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