Finalists For NAFA’s 2016 Fleet Excellence Awards Are Announced

Prestigious FLEXY Awards to be presented at NAFA's annual Institute & Expo conference in April.

Princeton, NJ, March 09, 2016 --( After weeks of intense judging by industry leaders, the finalists for NAFA’s 2016 Fleet Excellence Awards have been chosen. 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 were 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, Austin, Texas during NAFA’s annual conference.

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 list of finalists is as follows:

Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Fleet Management
Jude Eserman, Aggreko, Houston, TX
Nikith Rajendran, Solar City, San Francisco, CA
Dave Rush, RJ Reynolds, Lexington, NC

Excellence in Fleet Safety - Corporate
Cindy Fraley, Eli Lilly & Co., Mooresville, IN
Erin Gilchrist, Safelite Autoglass, Columbus, OH
Yolanda Johnson, UCB Pharmaceuticals, Atlanta, GA

Excellence in Fleet Sustainability - Corporate
Erin Gilchrist, Safelite Autoglass, Columbus, OH
George Survant, Time Warner Cable, Charlotte, NC
Bill Ursic, NPL Construction, Washington, PA

Excellence in Fleet Safety - Public
Gerry Calk, City of Austin, TX
Dalton Pratt, Texas DOT, Austin, TX
David Worthington, County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa, CA

Outstanding Achievement in Public Fleet Management
Jeff Booton, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
Mario Guzman, CAFM®, City of West Palm Beach, FL
Jeff Meggitt, Regional Municipality of York, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Excellence in Fleet Sustainability - Public
Jeff Jeter, Chesterfield County, VA
Keith Kerman, NYC Fleet, City of New York, NY
Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, OH

Excellence in Fleet Leadership
Keith Kerman, NYC Fleet, City of New York, NY
Erin Gilchrist, Safelite Autoglass, Columbus, OH
Robert Stine, CAFM®, Hillsborough County, FL

NAFA’s 2016 Institute & Expo, which takes place April 19-22 at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX, is the fleet industry event of the year. Fleet professionals from throughout the world attend to learn about the latest technologies, best practices, and industry trends from over 60 hours of fleet educational sessions. In addition, the conference features an Expo Floor with more than 250 vendors showing the latest products and services.

For more information on NAFA’s 2016 Institute & Expo 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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