Automotive Fleet Supplements

AFLA SPIRIT 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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Sounding Board Gives Fleet Managers a Voice AFLA's Commercial Fleet Management Board advises the Association's leadership on matters relevant to members and provides insights into current industry conditions, trends, and issues. " S ounding boards are the lifeblood of the industry," said Mike Sims, feet operations manager for the Church of Latter-day Saints and member of the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) Commercial Fleet Management (CFM) Sounding Board. Te Sounding Board helps the industry "keep current on real-time feet needs," said Sims, a fve-year Board member. The CFM Sounding Board was established in 2008 to "give fleet managers a stronger voice within AFLA, a formal forum in which they can discuss issues in a comfortable, confidential setting," 38 said Sue Miller, CAFS, current CFM Sounding Board chair and director of fleet management for McDonald's Corp. "Te Board formalizes what's important to comMILLER mercial feet managers within the context of the AFLA organization. It's generally a place to hear difering viewpoints," Miller explained. Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet, who served as the 2008-2009 AFLA president, was the catalyst for the Sounding Board, recalled the frst Chairman of the AUTOMOTIVE FLEET & LEASING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL REVIEW 2013 CFM Sounding Board Mike St. Clair. "We began with a group of fleet managers representing a cross section of industries, fleet sizes, and fleet composition," said St. Clair, division sales manager for Terminix. ST. CLAIR Advising AFLA Leadership on Front-Line Issues Te 15-member board holds bi-monthly conference calls. AFLA Executive Director Bill Elliott prepares each meeting agenda,

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