A Changing of the Guard at NAFA

NAFA Fleet Management Association announces the election results for 2009.

Princeton, NJ, March 19, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Christopher Amos, CAFM, will become the 31st President of NAFA Fleet Management Association during a changing of the guard at the NAFA’s 2009 Institute & Expo in New Orleans this April. The election of Amos, along with the other Trustees, was officially announced by the Association today.

Amos, a member of NAFA since 1991, is the Commissioner of Equipment Services for the City of St. Louis. Through the years, he has been involved with numerous NAFA committees as a member, chair person, or reporting officer. He ascends to the Presidency after previously holding positions of Senior Vice President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. In 2003, Amos was awarded NAFA’s initial Excellence in Education Award and he remains instrumental in helping to further NAFA’s role in fleet education. Amos succeeds Gayle Pratt of Ecolab, Inc. as NAFA President.

“I believe the fleet management profession is finally coming of age with business and government executives, and even the general public, recognizing the importance of properly managing the essential assets related to fleet,” Amos said in an interview with FLEETSolutions, NAFA’s official magazine. “NAFA, its Members and Affiliates, have been responsible for this progress over the past 52 years. NAFA began to emerge from its cocoon in the early 1990s when the then largely commercial, light-duty, leased fleet manager leadership made the leap to recruit and embrace government fleet managers including yours truly. The Association has become stronger, more diverse, and more representative of the fleet industry as a result. Current strategic initiatives have us poised to make those types of bold moves again.”

In addition to Amos, the Association has named Doug Weichman, CAFM, as Senior Vice President; Claude Masters, CAFM and Marvin Fletcher, CAFM as Vice Presidents; Kate Vigneau, CAFM, as Vice President for Canada and Northern Region Trustee; Ruth Alfson, CAFM, as Secretary; Bryan Flansburg, CAFM, as Treasurer; John Alley, CAFM, as Trustee – Western Region; Sheryl Grossman as Trustee – Central Region; Jeff Jeter as Trustee – Eastern Region; Gayle Pratt as Trustee – Past President; and Matt Betz as Trustee – Affiliate.

About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association is a not-for-profit, individual membership professional society serving the needs of members 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 vehicle fleet management profession. NAFA’s Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles – including in excess of 1.1 million trucks. In fact, NAFA Members across the North American continent have more than 350,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks in their fleets, totaling more than $21 billion dollars in assets for medium- and heavy-duty trucks alone. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org

About NAFA’s 2009 Institute & Expo
NAFA’s 2009 Institute & Expo will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center April 25-28. Global automotive industry expert, Graeme Maxton, will provide the Keynote Address. The I&E features over 60 hours of fleet training, education, and workshops; the Public Safety Roadeo and a large collection of emergency vehicles, the Green Fleet Ride-and-Drive where you can test drive various alternative fuel vehicles; the Green Zone, which contains the latest in “green” products, information, and services; and an Expo Floor with more than 150 companies showing their products and services. Future I&E locations include Detroit (2010), Charlotte (2011), St. Louis (2012), and Atlantic City (2013). For more information, visit http://www.nafaIandE.org

NAFA Fleet Management Association
Gary Wien