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NAFA Fleet Management Association Announces Its Class Of 2016/2017 CAFM® Graduates


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Donald Dunphy
NAFA Fleet Management Association
609-986-1063
ddunphy@nafa.org

Release date: 5/16/2017

(PRINCETON, NJ – May 16, 2017) – NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce its Class Of 2016/2017 Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM®) graduates. Recognized as the industry standard in fleet education, CAFM® designation identifies excellence in fleet knowledge.

“The NAFA CAFM® program is the only certification program that proves an individual’s expertise in fleet,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Other certification programs may attest that a person has minimum basic knowledge of fleet, but  CAFM® proves the person is an expert.”
 

The forty 2016/2017 graduates are:

  • George Albright, CAFM®, Vice President of Operations, Transport Solutions of America, Woodstock, GA
  • Dustin Atkins, CAFM®Fleet Management Coordinator, Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA
  • Tom Bogdanowicz, CAFM®Deputy Fleet Manager State of Oklahoma, OMES Fleet Management, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Michael Bownds, CAFM®FPS Partner, Element Fleet Management, Dallas, TX
  • Pauline Bristol, CAFM®Strategic Consultant, Element Fleet Management, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Mark Brochtrup, CAFM®Fleet Manager, City of Coppell, Coppell, TX
  • Brian Carroll, CAFM®Fleet Manager, Canaveral Port Authority, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Leonard Cheever, CAFM®Senior Automotive Engineer, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
  • Mark Clark, CAFM®Senior Supervisor Fleet Maintenance Management, Los Angeles Fire Department, Los Angeles, CA
  • Larissa Clinard, CAFM®Fleet Manager, J. F. Ahern Co., Fond Du Lac, WI
  • Roger Constantin, CAFM®Fleet Manager, Gaz Metro, Montreal, PQ, Canada
  • David Dahn, CAFM®Corporate Fleet Program Manager, Erie Insurance, Erie, PA
  • Anthony Ebanks, CAFM®Fleet Controller, National Roads Authority, Grand Cayman KYI, Cayman Islands
  • Allan Ford, CAFM®Fleet Inspector, BC Emergency Health Service, Saanichton, BC, Canada
  • Greg Forsblad, CAFM®Relationship Manager, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Emily Garza, CAFM®Fleet Manager, Element Fleet Management, Houston, TX
  • George Gauvreau, CAFM®Manager, Fleet Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • James Hanson, CAFM®Fleet Administrator, Ransome Cat, Bensalem, PA
  • Jeffrey Hawthorne, CAFM®Fleet Manager, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Boynton Beach, FL
  • Naomi Kislanski, CAFM®Coordinator – Fleet Sales & Special Events, Subaru Canada, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Benjamin Klang, CAFM®FMS Specialist, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Patrick Krapec, CAFM®Account Manager, Wheels, Inc., Des Plaines, IL
  • Eugene Lawson, CAFM®Management Specialist, City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Justin Lee, CAFM®Auto Serviceman, City of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • Derek Legge, CAFM®Shop Foreman, West Valley Construction, Soquel, CA
  • Sandy Leonard, CAFM®Fleet Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Mohammad Mahdavi, CAFM®Program Manager, Fleet & Materials Metro Vancouver, GVRD Lake City Operations, Burnaby, BC, Canada
  • Brett Mayes, CAFM®Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor, The University of Texas at Austin, Parking and Transportation Services, Austin, TX
  • Michael Nelson, CAFM®Transportation Director, Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools, Dellwood, MN
  • Steven Noble, CAFM®Automotive Crew Chief, City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Bradley Northup, CAFM®Fleet Coordinator, County of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Kristin O’Driscoll, CAFM®Manager, Fleet Management, Baxter Healthcare, Deerfield, IL
  • Jeremy Parenti, CAFM®, Virginia Department of Transportation, Equipment Program Analyst, Richmond, VA
  • Holly Quin, CAFM®Capital Projects Coordinator, Assistant City of Seattle, Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA
  • DeAnn Reynolds, CAFM®Fleet and Equipment Supervisor, City of Springfield, Police Department, Springfield, MO
  • Amber Ridgley, CAFM®Manager, Element Fleet Management, Sparks, MD
  • Karla Sebastiani, CAFM®S. Fleet Manager, Element Fleet/Abbott, Des Plaines, IL
  • Robert Sizemore, CAFM®Automotive Equipment Supervisor, City of Cincinnati Metropolitan Sewer District, Cincinnati, OH
  • Wayne Westerholm, CAFM®Deputy Director, Harding University Department of Public Safety, Searcy, AR
  • Ann Worm, CAFM®Customer Lead, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, MN
 

Throughout the fleet management profession, NAFA’s CAFM® program is recognized as the industry standard. The certification symbolizes that the fleet manager is an expert in his or her field, the way a CPA is recognized in the accounting field. CAFM® identifies and recognizes exceptional fleet management professionals, and many employers now require fleet managers to obtain the CAFM® designation prior to, or shortly after, employment.
 

To become certified, participants must pass a series of comprehensive examinations to demonstrate expertise in the eight disciplines of automotive fleet management: Fleet Information Management, Maintenance Management, Vehicle Fuel Management, Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Risk Management, and Professional Development.

 

About NAFA’s Institute & Expo
 

The 2017 Institute & Expo takes place April 25-28 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The event program, created by fleet managers for fleet managers, features fleet training, education, and workshops; and an Expo Floor consisting of more than 250 companies showcasing their products and services. Pre-conference events on April 24, 2017, offer comprehensive insight into the world of global fleet management, sustainability practices, and law enforcement fleet concerns. For more information, visit http://www.nafainstitute.org.
 

NAFA thanks media partners Canadian Automotive Fleet, Canadian Automotive Review, Charged Electric Vehicles, Field Technologies, Fleet Management, Fuels & Lubes International, Modern WorkTruck Solutions, The Municipal, Naylor Association Solutions, Utility Fleet Professional, and Utility Products for their continued support of NAFA’s Institute & Expo, the industry’s largest gathering of fleet professionals.
 

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