Release date: 9/15/2020
Contact: Donald Dunphy
NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA President Patti Earley, CAFM, Honors 100 Best Fleets Founder During Virtual I&E
PRINCETON, N.J. – (September 15, 2020) – NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces the presentation of its Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for 2020 to Tom Johnson, founder of the 100 Best Fleets program.
The honor was announced by NAFA’s President Patti Earley, CAFM, shortly after the conclusion of the Winners Circle Panel presentation on Tuesday morning, September 15, during the Virtual I&E.
“It is my great pleasure to present NAFA’s Honorary Lifetime Membership Award for 2020 to Tom Johnson, someone who has been an evangelist for the best of fleet, promoting pride in and for our industry, amplifying the good work we do to the larger community and to our supervisors.”
Johnson thanked NAFA for the award by phone and was moved by the goodwill from the industry he has championed for many years.
As Johnson has often described, 20 years ago, he was charged with analyzing more than 3500 fleet departments, both corporate and public. Through this deep dive into the fleet industry, he recognized how much fleet managers know and do every day, and often how little recognition they receive for it. Johnson subsequently founded the 100 Best Fleets program which recognizes and rewards peak-performing fleet operations in the Americas.
NAFA’s Honorary Lifetime Membership Award is the Association’s highest level of gratitude for those outside of NAFA to be a part of our great organization.
Both NAFA and 100 Best Fleets have taken the mantle up for promoting fleet management and in pursuing excellence.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association is the membership organization for professionals who manage the mobility requirements of vehicle fleets that include commercial, public safety, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes; and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for corporations, governments, universities, utility fleets, and law enforcement in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well above $100 billion each year.
For more information, please visit www.nafa.org, and communicate with NAFA on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
NAFA thanks the following 2020 I&E virtual media and event partners for their continued support of Institute & Expo: Element Fleet Management, FCA – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Fleet, Wheels, Lincoln, LeasePlan, and Holman Enterprises (ARI, Auto Truck Group, Holman Parts Distribution, Kargo Master), Equipment Today, Field Technologies, Fleet News Daily, Fleet Management Weekly, International Fleet World, Modern Work Truck Solutions, My Little Salesman, Naylor Association Solutions, and Utility Fleet Professional.