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The Chicago Chapter members are from the northern half of Illinois and the northern third of Indiana.

Join NAFA’s Chicago Chapter For A Round On The Links

Chapter Members, Affiliates, and guests, mark your calendars now! Don’t miss this opportunity to play a round of golf while networking with your NAFA Chicago Chapter Associates!

This terrific event will be held at the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club (1400 Poplar Creek Drive, Hoffman Estates, IL) on Thursday, September 18. The shotgun start is 1:00 PM.

Please fax or email the attached Reservation Form and Payment by this Friday, September 5, to Mark Kurth (Phone: 847-368-3429 or email:

Please note: If you would like to sponsor a hole or a hole event, please contact Fred Bulterman (Phone: 847-330-6243; Fax: (847) 330-6245; or email:  This is a great way to increase visibility for your company! There are also sponsorship opportunities such as door prizes, and the Chicago Chapter thanks everyone in advance for their generous contributions.

Please see the attached forms for further information:

Registration Form (send to Mark Kurth)
Credit Card Authorization Form (Send to Mark Kurth)
Sponsorship Form (send to Fred Bulterman)

We look forward to seeing you out on the links!

Meeting Details

2014 Chapter Meeting Details:


February 14

Chicago Auto Show Meeting

Check in begins at 8am, meeting at 8:30am

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive


Chicago, IL  60616



March 13


Time TBD

Topic: Fleet Safety: Benchmarking, Collaboration and Best Practices

Presenter: Jack Hanley with NETS



June 11

Educational Forum

Time: 8am Breakfast/Networking; 9am-10:15am Topic #1; 10:15am-10:30am Break; 10:30am to noon Topic #2

Topics: Topic #1: The Basics on Global Fleet & Topic #2: How to Live in a Sourcing and Procurement Environment

Presenters: Topic #1: Scott Singsank from Wheels & Dawn Santelli from LeasePlan; Topic #2: Laura Jozwiak from Wheels & Mark LeGrand from ARIm


Embassy Suites

1939 N. Meacham Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173



July 16

Lunch and Learn; NAFA members & fleet managers only-no Affiliates or suppliers

Time: 11am – 1pm; lunch will be provided

Topic: Model Year 2015 Vehicles and Equipment

Facilitator: Betsy Kupkowski CAFM RPCP



5350 Keystone Court

Rolling Meadowns, IL 60008

Cost: Nothing – this meeting is sponsored by the Chicago Chapter & LeasePlan



September 18

Annual Golf Outing

Time: 1pm


Poplar Creek

1400 Poplar Creek Drive

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169



Joint Meeting with WI Chapter

Topic: Leadership Skills

Location, Date & Time TBD



December 4

Holiday Toys for Tots Luncheon

Check in begins at 11am, reception/networking 11:30am, luncheon noon

Maggiano’s Little Italy

1901 Woodfield Road

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Chapter Officers/Co-Chairs, Etc

Chapter officers:

Chapter Chair:
Diane Lopez
100 Abbott Park Road
Dept. 073V, Bldg. AP6D-1
Abbott Park, IL 60064-6034
(847) 938-3886
Chapter Vice Chair:
Samantha Wilson
Crown Imports LLC
1 S. Dearborn
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 873-9696
Chapter Secretary:
Dave Lighthall, CFM/CAFM
Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
Three Lakes Drive
Northfield, IL  60093
(847) 646-0116
Chapter Treasurer:
Nancy Flaherty
Deere & Company
Suite 108
3800 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL  61265-4424
(309) 748-0675

Committee Chairs:

-Affiliates Committee Chair:  Joe McDonald-Wheels, Inc. -

-Golf Outing Committee Co-Chairs:  Mark Kurth-LeasePlan - & Mark LeGrand-ARI -

-Law Enforcement Committee Chair:  OPEN

-Membership Committee Chair:  Kevin Kiedrow-PHH -

-Nominating Committee Chair:  Erica Fine-Donlen -

-Program Committee Chair:   Mike Zalas-LeasePlan USA -

-Public Service Fleets Committee Chair:  OPEN

-Reception Committee Chair:  Lisa Stewart-Amerifleet –

-Safety Committee Chair:  Betsy Kupkowski CAFM-Square D –

-Truck Fleets Committee Chair:  Mark LeGrand-ARI –


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