Automotive Fleet

NOV 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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PHOTOS: LAUREN FLETCHER The 2013 AFLA conference featured three pre-conference sessions, numerous industry award presentations, and 13 educational sessions for attendees to learn and network. Brandi Stensos, eco product leader for GE Capital Fleet Services recommended that feets have a champion for an alt-fuel program. Brad Smith, strategic market leader for GE Capital Fleet Services shared multiple strategies to help accelerate the adoption of alt-fuel vehicles. Sue Mead, automotive media professional from AskPatty. com, Inc., discussed the future of vehicle maintenance and engineering trends. John Roberts, VP, The Schwan Food Company, shared the company's history and belief in propane autogas as its preferred alternative fuel. Dick Malcom, feet administrator for State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance was named the 2013 AF Professional Fleet Manager of the Year. The award is sponsored by AFLA and Wheels Inc. Ed Bobit (left), chairman of Bobit Business Media, spent time catching up with Dick Malcom, feet administrator of State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance. (Left) Lee Miller, manager, feet services at Boehringer Ingelheim and Lisa Kneggs, truck sales at Rush Enterprises, helped attendees get checked into the conference and make everyone feel welcome. During the 2013 AF Fleet Hall of Fame awards, Dan Leary, son of Jack Leary, accepted the award on his fathher's behalf. Jerome Webber, VP, of global feet operations for AT&T, was honored as the FF 2013 Fleet Executive of the Year award winner. The award is sponsored by The CEI Group. Senior Fleet Specialists for Joy Global, Nina Bruno and Jared Hanis took time to network in between sessions. (Left) Michael Stafford, senior commercial accounts manager at Audi of America, Inc., spent time networking with Anthony Trapalis, corporate sales manager for Audi. NOVEMBER 2013 I AUTOMOTIVE FLEET 35

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