FLEETSolutions Magazine Celebrates the Presidents of NAFA

Official association magazine looks at long, successful history of the fleet industry's premier organization.

Princeton, NJ, March 19, 2015 --(PR.com)-- NAFA Fleet Management Association is an organization with a long and fruitful history. On the eve of the Association's conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E), April 14-17 in Orlando, Florida, FLEETSolutions magazine takes a look at where they've been, where they're going, and thinks about the future of fleet and of automotive-based industries.

The March/April issue of FLEETSolutions magazine, now available to NAFA membership, features incoming Association President Ruth Alfson, CAFM® on the cover. She discusses the great work that has begun with outgoing President Claude Masters, CAFM®, and delves into NAFA's sustainability efforts. "You have to think not just for now, but for the future," Alfson said. "We need to be more proactive. The more we blindly keep going with the status quo, the more we will have to overcome..."

President Masters speaks on his legacy as NAFA's 33rd President, making the way forward for Alfson. Also included is a complete listing of each of NAFA's Past Presidents, all the way from the Association's formation in 1957. It is a comprehensive look at the leadership of the fleet profession's most-trusted association.

The issue also digs into whether Alt Fuels are right for you; vehicles and the Internet-of-Everything; change management; and the education sessions that will be at I&E.

FLEETSolutions, NAFA’s official magazine, published bi-monthly, contains in-depth stories designed to educate, inform, and facilitate fleet managers to excel in their jobs. The magazine is developed to engage readership in the eight primary disciplines of fleet: Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Fleet Information Management, Maintenance Management, Risk Management, Vehicle Fuel Management, and Professional Development. FLEETSolutions provides survey results on the most important topics in the fleet profession; and profiles of the best and brightest in fleet. FLEETSolutions is an exclusive benefit of being a NAFA member.

“NAFA’s FLEETSolutions is committed to bringing those subjects to light for fleet professionals,” Russo said. “NAFA believes it is our responsibility to dig and learn, no matter what, and we do that with every issue.”

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 nafa.org.

About NAFA's Institute & Expo

NAFA’s annual conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E) will take place April 14-17, 2015 in Orlando, FL. The four-day conference is the fleet management event of the year with more than 60 hours of educational sessions, an expo floor featuring over 200 exhibitors with the latest products and services, great networking opportunities, and the presentation of the Fleet Excellence Awards. Leadership expert Shawn Achor will provide a Keynote Address on February 14. Auto Manufacturer Executives Fritz Ahadi (Ford); Frank Dankovich (FCA USA); Ed Peper (GM); and Paul Jontig (Toyota) will take part in the OEM Fireside Chat, April 15. Fleet Management Company Executives Tom Callahan, MBA, President, Donlen Corporation; Chris Conroy, President, ARI; Daniel Frank, President, Wheels Services, Wheels, Inc.; James Halliday, President and CEO, Element Fleet Management; Michael Pitcher, President and CEO, LeasePlan USA; Greg Tepas, President and CEO, EMKAY Inc.; and Kristi Webb, President and CEO, GE Capital Fleet Services, will take part in the fleet-manager-only FMC Panel Session on April 17.
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