SALT LAKE CITY – This year's NAFA's 2008 Institute & Expo held in Salt Lake City May 3-6 hosted a number of award ceremony presentations. Here is a recap of the winners announced. Congratulations to all the recipients.
Bobit Business Media Awards:
2008 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year
Joe LaRosa, Director Global Fleet Services, Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J.
The award was sponsored by Automotive Fleet magazine, Wheels Inc., and the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA).
2008 Fleet Executive of the Year
Pete Silva, Director, Fleet Procurement, Pepsico, Plano, Texas.
The award was sponsored by Fleet Financials magazine and The CEI Group.
2008 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year
Windell Mitchell, Director, Fleet Administration Division for King County, Wash.
The award was sponsored by Government Fleet magazine, Automotive Resources International (ARI), and Fleet Counselor Services.
NAFA Fleet Management Association Awards:
Chapter Service Awards
Jacqueline Porter, Director of Risk Management, Block Communications, Inc., Sylvania, Ohio.
Philip R. Moser, National Sales Manager, Advanced Driver Training Services, Trooper, Penn.
Excellence in Education Award
Matt Betz, VP, National Account Sales, AmeriFleet Transportation, Brighton, Mich.
Green Fleet Awards
Truck & Equipment Fleet Winner
George Survant, Director, Fleet Services for Florida Power & Light, Riviera Beach, Fla.
Gerry Calk, Fleet Administrator, City of Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
Dave Meisel, Director, Transportation Services for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, Calif.
Car & Light Truck Fleet Winner
Steve Weir, Director, Office of Fleet Administration, City of New York Parks and Recreation.
Suzanne Gallagher, Commodity Manager, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.
Diane Lopez, Manager, Corporate Fleet & Limo for Abbott, Abbott Park, Ill.
Larry Goill Awards
John E. Alley, CAFM, Deputy Director, Fleet Services Division, City of San Diego.
David Bragg, Fleet Operations Superintendent, City of Fayetteville, Ark.
Mark your calendars! NAFA's 2009 Institute & Expo will be held in New Orleans, April 25-28.
Visit http://www.nafa.org/08IandE for more information.