Record-Breaking Number of Nominations Set Competition for NAFA’s 2016 FLEXY Awards

Nominations break "personal best" numbers for awards to be presented in April 2016.

Princeton, NJ, January 29, 2016 --( The nominations process for NAFA's 2016 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs) concluded in dramatic form on January 22, with a new, record-setting number of entries crossing the finish line. With over 133 individual nominations to deliberate over, the 2016 FLEXYs -- awarded during the opening night celebration of NAFA's Institute & Expo conference -- promises once again to raise the bar for what is being achieved in the fleet profession.

"We were astounded by both the number and the quality of submissions sent to us," said NAFA's Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "With more than 133 individual entries for 2016, these nominations indicate that fleet professionals are succeeding with creative ways to provide cost-savings, increase safety, and foster sustainability in their organizations' fleets."

The Fleet Excellence Awards (or FLEXY for short) were designed to shine a spotlight on those who have impacted fleet management in both the corporate and public fleet segments during the previous year. Three finalists will be chosen for each of the seven categories. Winners will be announced during the Fourth Annual Fleet Excellence Awards Gala on Tuesday, April 19 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas during NAFA's annual conference.

"We're excited to present the Fleet Excellence Awards, and are gratified by the positive reaction and mass-acceptance the FLEXYs have received," said NAFA's Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "The FLEXYs are where the best of the best are recognized for their work. NAFA is proud to host such a night during our 2016 Institute & Expo. In addition to the awards presentation, the night will be a tremendous networking opportunity for fleet professionals to meet and share ideas with the elite in the industry!"

The FLEXY Awards were open to all fleet professionals throughout the United States and Canada, regardless of whether or not they were members of NAFA Fleet Management Association.

The three finalists for each of NAFA's FLEXY Awards categories will be announced at the end of February.

For more information on the FLEXY Awards visit For more information about NAFA's 2016 Institute & Expo, and to access early-bird registration savings, visit

About NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA is the 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 in North America and across the globe. NAFA's members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50-billion miles each year. NAFA's members control assets and services well in excess of $100-billion each year.

NAFA's members manage fleets for corporations covering a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations, governments (whether local, state and/or federal), and public service entities (public safety, law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.); still other members serve financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, and the like. For more information visit

About NAFA's Institute & Expo

The 2016 Institute & Expo takes place April 19-22 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The event program, created by fleet managers for fleet managers, features fleet training, education, and workshops; and an Expo Floor consisting of more than 200 companies showcasing their products and services, including the Expo Floor Green Zone, showcasing the latest products and services touting sustainable practices. For more information visit
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