Membership Milestones 2016
Congratulations to the following members who are celebrating membership milestones!
Thanks for being part of the NAFA family!
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Louise Davis-Lopez, CFM/CAFM®
Louise Davis-Lopez, CFM/CAFM®, has more than thirty years fleet experience. She is a former Fleet Manager for Johnson & Johnson, which included 7,500 vehicles nationally. She is the founder of “Fleet Excellence,” an internal recognition program for Johnson & Johnson Fleet Business Partners. The program not only recognizes Best in Class performance, it influences behaviors that drive future results.
Louise previously served as New Jersey NAFA Chair, NJ Chapter Treasurer, and National Audit Committee Chair.
She was the first to partner with NAFA Headquarters to develop and launch the first NAFA sponsored Pharmaceutical survey, which has become a widely used and highly valued resource in the industry. Louise has also successfully facilitated many past NAFA FMI Pharmaceutical workshops.
Louise holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University in Accounting/Economics and a programming diploma from Chubb Institute. Davis-Lopez earned Green Belt certification for her work on Vehicle Condition, which yielded financial, process, and efficiency improvements.
H.M. Dodd Motor Co.
George Dodd joined NAFA in the mid 1970’s at the urging of Jack Lamb of Exxon.
H. M. Dodd Motor Company has been an industry leader in buying used fleets for over 50 years. George is still active in the business, but has turned most of the day to day operations over to the next generation.
George has spoken at NAFA conferences, both at local chapter meetings and the national conference, on a number of occasions discussing the marketing of fleet vehicles. George and his late wife, Claudia, never missed a NAFA conference for many years.
He would encourage anyone who is responsible for any size fleet to be a member of NAFA and take advantage of the knowledge that exists there. George and his wife Judy enjoy traveling, ranching, and he is a collector of vintage cars.
Assistant VP, Client Relations
Art is a member of the Atlanta Chapter.
Raymond P. Hanna, CAFM®
Manager of Branch Equipment & Facilities
Heritage – Crystal Clean
Raymond is a member of the Colorado Chapter.
F. Wayne Mendenhall
Mendenhall Auto Auction, Inc.
High Point, NC
Wayne is a member of the Carolinas Chapter.
NAFA Past President Gayle Pratt (2007-2009) is a member of the North Central Chapter. Under her watch, NAFA underwent its rebranding from “National Association of Fleet Administrators” to “NAFA (NAFA Fleet Management Association).” She retired from her fleet work with Ecolab in 2013.
Kurt E. Karlson, CAFM®
Fleet Maintenance Manager
Whatcom Transportation Authority
Kurt is a member of the Puget Sound Chapter.
Robert M. Polka, CAFM®
Director – Fleet Maintenance & Equipment
Valley Proteins, Inc.
Robert is a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter.
Charlie Stevenson, CAFM®
Manager of Fleet Operations
Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.
Charlie is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter.
George D. Survant
Senior Director – Fleet
Time Warner Cable
George, along with Time Warner Cable, won the Corporate Fleet Excellence Award (FLEXY) for Sustainable Practices in 2016. George is a previous winner of the Sustainable Fleet Award, a precursor to the Sustainable category for FLEXYs, in 2008. George is a member of the Carolinas Chapter.
Richard has been a member of NAFA since July 1986. He was very active in NAFA’s Chesapeake Chapter where he served as Vice Chair from 1996-1999 and twice served as Safety Chair (1996-97 and 2001-2002).
Richard retired from the Anne Arundel County Police Department in April 2002 and currently lives in Galesville, MD.
Diane M. Lopez
Category Manager, Global Fleet
Abbott Park, IL
NAFA Member Diane Lopez, Chicago Chapter’s trusted longtime Chair, was recently promoted at her company Abbott, Abbott Park, IL. She will be responsible for Abbott’s entire fleet program (U.S. and global duties) and retains overall fleet manager and procurement responsibilities, including all ground transportation modes. Diane will also be involved with developing a global fleet strategy/program for Abbott.
Randy G. Owen, CAFM®
Vice President, Mercury Associates, Inc.
Randy is a member of the Carolinas Chapter.
It is the strength of our members like Richard, Diane, and Randy that has helped make NAFA the strongest association in fleet management today.
“I had a wonderful forty-year career at GE Healthcare from which I recently retired. I was fortunate enough to lead my fleet as well as our internal GE Fleet Council through the years bringing growth along with process improvement. My active involvement in NAFA from the Chapter level to the National level allowed me to grow as an individual. I can’t say enough how much you will get back by giving a little. NAFA blue runs through my veins!
“I have met wonderful people from across this country and have learned so much from them all. At this point, I am still saying yes with volunteering my time with the School Sisters of Notre Dame for their fleet. I also watch my two grandsons a few days a week, run our local high school concession stand, and am treasurer with a group supporting our high school athletics with capital improvements, work with our feeder football team on fundraising events, and of course still am an active member of the Wisconsin NAFA Chapter.”
Patrick D. Stroud
City of Rockville
“I have been employed at the City of Rockville, MD for 32 years, the entire time in the Public Works/Fleet Services Division and serving as the Fleet Manager for 27 years.
“Although the fleet is considered small (less than 450 units), it is very diversified and must meet the needs of all the premium services the City provides its citizens in water & sewer utilities, refuse collections, street maintenance, storm water management, and recreation parks operations. That also means that I, as the manager of a small fleet, assume many different roles in addition to division head such as fleet system administrator, procurement specialist, budget developer, and fuel operations management.
“For 25 of those years, NAFA has been a great resource for helping me with many of these areas responsibility. Whether it was though an on-line training or networking with follow colleagues at a regional or national event, the time invested into the organization has been invaluable.”
It is the strength of our members like Sheryl and Patrick that has helped make NAFA the strongest association in fleet management today.
Taylor F. Clark
Equipment Service Superintendent
City of LaPorte
Mark G. Mazur
Manager – Fleet Assets
Pepco Holdings Inc.
Carl A. Nelson
Andrew E. Terpak
Milton R. Reid
Jeffery L. Thomas
City of Barstow
Christopher D. Amos, CAFM®
Commissioner of Equip. Svcs.
City of St. Louis
Equipment Services Division
St. Louis, MO
Claude T. Masters, CAFM®
Richard F. Teebay
Fleet & Transportation Spec
County of Los Angeles
Internal Services Department
Los Angeles, CA
Brandon A. Sohl
“After joining the family business, Auto Driveaway Co in 1978, my first NAFA meeting was in at the Lemming Hotel in Minneapolis, MN.At that time the movers and shakers of fleet and leasing industry were the corporate fleet managers, the leasing companies’ executive’s and the manufacture’s fleet sales personnel who meet together at the annual NAFA conference.
“I was impressed with the camaraderie of this group who were willing to discuss industry problems and share advice on solutions, as well as, make industry contacts to improve their knowledge of Affiliate operations which could improve the efficiency of the corporate fleet departments. During the 1980’s I became the Affiliate chairman on the NAFA Board of Directors which allowed the Board Members to understand the needs and requests of the affiliate members. I found this position very rewarding since the Board members were always willing to accept positive improvements.
“After leaving the vehicle transport business and the fleet management industry in 2005, I have worked in the banking industry and later in the insurance industry. I now live in Hernando, Florida. I enjoy bicycling, fishing, golf, and travel. After purchasing a 2009 Corvette, I joined a local Corvette Club (once a car guy, always a car guy). In addition I have become a loyal Florida Gators fan.
“In reflection, I have enjoyed the fast pace of change in the automobile business, new vehicles every year, new technology and new ideas for improvement of fleet management. It appears that this still the exciting part of the current industry.”
Corporate Fleet Services, Inc.
Highland Park, MI
Mike Stevens is Managing Partner of Corporate Fleet Services, Inc., an Auto, Truck, Bus, Leasing and Management Services company. His relationship with NAFA has been a good learning experience and he has recommended NAFA to all clients as an excellent source of fleet information. His relationship with NAFA allowed him to see fleet service through the eyes of the fleet manager spurring the client services plan Corporate Fleet utilizes to satisfy its clients today.
Fred J. Davies
Dir. – Fleet, Facilities & Communications
Town of Framingham
Department of Public Works
Thomas E. Larkum
North American Fleet Consulting
“I have been extremely fortunate to have such a great career in public service fleet management. My background has been primarily in municipal fleet, traffic control, and parking operations.”My involvement in NAFA for over 25 years has been an amazing experience. Everything I learned from NAFA enhanced my career. Attending over 25 I&E (FMI) LEG educational programs, incredible networking, and guidance with my NAFA peers, made my job so much easier. Not to mention NAFA’s ability to throw the best parties ever! I also got to improve my golf game between classes and meetings of course!”It was my pleasure to give back whatever and whenever I could, serving as Chapter Chair, Board of Governors, National Public Service Chairmen, LEG Committees, and Speaker and receiving NAFA’s Outstanding Service Award in 2005.”I have traveled this great country with NAFA from coast to coast. I had an UNBELIEVABLE good time. I am especially grateful to all my NAFA friends that have enriched my life along this journey.”Really cool news, ‘this ride and drive ain’t over yet!'”
Richard P. Nicoletti
Napleton Fleet Group
John P. Pieper
City of New Britain
New Britain, CT
It is the strength of our members like Brandon, Michael, Fred, Thomas, Richard, and John that has helped make NAFA the strongest association in fleet management today.
Leonie Von Halle
Playa del Rey, CA
“I began my fleet career at Teledyne and was Fleet Administrator of a 4,000 vehicle fleet in 1985. In 1997, Teledyne merged with Allegheny Ludlum and my job ended, but I was lucky to find a Fleet Manager position at Pinkerton. I enjoyed working there but the commute in LA traffic was tough and after a year, I accepted a position as Fleet Manager at CSC corporation which was very close to my home.
“In 2012, CSC moved their headquarters to Falls Church, VA and I decided not to take the relocation package. During my career, I was very active with NAFA serving as Secretary, Treasurer, Chapter Chair, Membership Chair, and Arrangements Co-chair for NAFA’s conference in San Diego in 1994.”
Jeffery L. Jeter
Chesterfield County Department of General Services Fleet Services
NAFA Vice President Jeff Jeter is an integral figure with the Old Dominion Chapter and is a past Chapter Chair. He has provided service and support to NAFA’s events, most notably as a presenter at NAFA’s Institute & Expo. Jeff and Chesterfield County Department of General Services Fleet Services have frequently been nominees for NAFA’s Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXY) and Chesterfield County Fleet Management Division is ISO 14001:2004 certified.
Thomas F. Maher
Joseph I. LaRosa
Hamilton Township, NJ