Eleven of the best and brightest corporate fleet managers were named as the nominees for Automotive Fleet magazine's Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award. Eight of the eleven are Members of NAFA Fleet Management Association – the world's premier non-profit association for fleet professionals. The list of nominees will be pared down to just three fleet managers with the winner announced at NAFA's 2010 Institute & Expo on Sunday, April 25 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.
The initial list of nominees includes NAFA Members Bob Adamsky, Fleet Manager, Del-Air Heat and Air Conditioning; Theresa Belding, Senior Manager – Fleet Services, Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Louise Davis-Lopez, CFM/CAFM, Fleet Manager, Johnson & Johnson; Suzen Moye, CAFM, Head, Fleet and Travel U.S., sanofi-aventis; Lee Miller, Manager, Fleet Services, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Mike Butsch, Director of Fleet Operations, Joy Global; Jason Pucely, Senior Manager, Transportation & Logistics, Best Buy; and Phil Schreiber, Fleet Manager North America, Otis Elevator.
"We are very proud that eight of the eleven corporate fleet nominees this year are members of the NAFA family," said NAFA's Executive Director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "Most of them have served NAFA on the national and chapter levels, so we know and are grateful for their contributions to the entire fleet community. We think they are all winners in our book!"
NAFA routinely attracts the best minds in the corporate fleet world and is working on innovative ways to tap into the creative energy and experience of these leaders. A new Corporate Advisory Board is being created to allow them a greater opportunity to be influential within the Association without facing undue time constraints.
Automotive Fleet's Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award is recognized as one of the most prestigious honors in the industry. This year's award ceremony will take place immediately prior to the Keynote Speech by Robert A. Lutz, Vice Chairman of General Motors. Lutz, who will be retiring on May 1, will be making one of the final public appearances in his illustrious career in front of hundreds of fleet managers from throughout the United States and Canada.
About NAFA's Institute & Expo
The 2010 Institute & Expo (nafaiande.org) coincides with the rebirth of the American car industry and marks the first time in more than 20 years that NAFA has held its annual conference in Detroit. Official media sponsors of the 2010 I&E include: Fleet Owner, International Fleet World, Automotive Fleet, Automotive Digest, Government Fleet, Fleet Financials, Canadian Automotive Fleet, CamAuto, Fleet Digest, Fleets & Fuels, Fleet Maintenance, Naylor, Fleet Focus, and FLEETSolutions.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA (nafa.org) 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.