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Meet the AFLA Leadership Team By leveraging their rich backgrounds in the commercial feet industry, the members of the volunteer leadership team support the organization's mission to provide an advanced forum for corporate feet professionals. T he Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) leadership team spearheads the organization's eforts to address the issues facing feets and promote professionalism and growth within the commercial feet industry. President Tom Callahan, Executive Vice President John Dmochowsky, and Vice President Brian Barber leverage their rich backgrounds in the feet industry to move AFLA — and its members — forward, and each has an inspired vision for the organization's future. Tom Callahan, President om Callahan's career has taken him around the world. With a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he began his career at Ford Motor Company in Minneapolis, holding various sales and management roles. On Jan. 1, 2013, Callahan was named president of Donlen, replacing Gary Rappeport. Reporting directly to Mark Frissora, Hertz chairman and CEO, he is responsible for the overall business performance and strategic direction of Donlen, and is a member of the Hertz Executive Committee. Previously, Callahan had a 20-year career at GE Capital Fleet Services, affording him opportunities in the U.S. as regional manager, director of commercial transportation, VP - national sales director, and senior VP - product management and marketing. Outside of the U.S., he served as chief commercial offcer for GE Capital Fleet Services in Tokyo, president and managing director of GE Capital Fleet Services in Melbourne, Australia, and managing director of sales fnance in London. Callahan's career has even taken him to Wall Street, where he was a stockbroker for a short period of time (and hated it!). ha Of course, he also serves as AFLA president. In this role, Callahan supports AFLA's mission to provide the advanced forum for corporate feet professionals to network with industry leaders. e He hopes to make signifcant progress in fve key areas — and he's set specifc goals for each: membership retention and growth, sponsorship, conference program, education, and e external relations. e "I consider it a great honor and privilege to be in a leadership position at AFLA and continue to be impressed by the talent in this industry," he said. "Managing corporate feet assets effectively and effciently, which feet managers are charged with, is critical to the overall suce cess of any business enterprise and must be aligned with a company's strategic goals." When he's not leading AFLA, Callahan enjoys spending time with his three daughters and two-year-old granddaughter, Erin. He also enjoys travel, politics, trying to stay in shape, golf, listening to modern rock and jazz, and reading non-fction. T 4 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET & LEASING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL REVIEW 2013

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