Welcome to the Chicago Chapter Web-Page

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

NAFA’s Chicago Chapter got festive on December 3 as Chapter members and attendees came together at Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant, in Schaumburg, IL.

Reception Committee Chair Lisa Stewart of Amerifleet and Chapter Member Peggy McGrath of Mondelez.

The Chapter’s annual Holiday Toys for Tots Luncheon did not disappoint!

Chicago Chapter Chair Diane Lopez and Staff Sergeant Arias.

In attendance were approximately 70 fleet managers and suppliers, five Marines who were there to receive a donation for the Toys For Tots program, and Jim Field and Gloria Davis from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH).

(Left to right) Lance Corporal Benevides, Sergeant Sanchez, Staff Sergeant Granados, Corporal Ramirez, and Staff Sergeant Arias.

The Marines made a presentation about the Toys for Tots program and thanked the Chicago Chapter for their continued participation.

CCH’s mission is to organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness. Jim and Gloria provided surprising statistics on homeless people in Illinois and Gloria gave a testimony about her personal experiences as a homeless person. The Chapter made a $1,500 donation to the Coalition.

(Left to right) Gloria Davis, Mark LeGrand of ARI (and Chicago Chapter’s Truck Fleets Committee Chair), and Jim Field.

Thanks to the generosity of Chicago Chapter members, approximately 900 toys and $7,200 cash were collected for the Toys for Tots program.

Special thanks to Chapter Chair Diane Lopez, Abbott; and Erica Fine, Donlen, for material in this article. 

Meeting Details

2014 Chapter Meeting Details:


February 20

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




Date, & Topic TBD


June TBD

CAFM Boot Camp & Chapter reception at BoG Meeting

Date & Time TBD


Date, time & topic TBD


Date TBD

Annual Golf Outing

Time: 1pm


Poplar Creek

1400 Poplar Creek Drive

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


October/ November

Possible Joint Meeting with WI Chapter

Topic: TBD

Location, Date & Time TBD


December 2

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. 0372, Bldg. AP6D-1

Abbott Park, IL 60064-6034

(224) 668-3886

Chapter Vice Chair:

Position Currently Open

Chapter Secretary:

Dave Lighthall, CFM/CAFM®

Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

Three Lakes Drive

Northfield, IL  60093

(847) 646-0116

Chapter Treasurer:

Position Currently Open

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:  Nikki Kleve - Donlen -

-Nominating Committee Chair:  Erica Fine-Donlen -

-Program Committee Chair:   Mike Zalas-LeasePlan USA -

-Public Service Fleets Committee Chair:  OPEN

-Reception Committee Chair:  Karyna Zarate – Amerifleet –

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

-Truck Fleets Committee Chair:  Mark LeGrand-ARI –


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