Chesapeake Chapter

Chapter Chair
Patty Cook, CAFM
Fleet Manager
Element Fleet Management
Sparks, MD
Area Covered: The northern half of Virginia and all of Maryland, excluding the Metropolitan Washington DC area; and all of Delaware, excluding the immediate Wilmington vicinity.

Upcoming Events

Surviving the COVID19 Recession: Cost Containment Strategies for Fleet Managers


1:00–2:00 PM EST



This is a difficult time for fleets. With all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, budgets are going to be a challenge and the fleet budget is going to be scrutinized. Everyone must do more with less. Savvy fleet managers need to be proactive and look for efficiencies. Some of the most effective ways to deal with the current challenges are:

  • Right size your fleet to reduce costs. 

  • Defend your replacement budget.

  • Determine how many staff you need and what services can be outsourced.

  • Adopt purchasing methods that allow factors other than price to be considered.

Katherine Vigneau, CAFM
Katherine started as a Fleet Manager for the Canadian Army. She spent 27 years as a Logistics Transportation Officer before retiring in 2010 to open a consulting company. Since 2010, she has been contracted by NAFA Fleet Management Association to coordinate their education and certification programs while pursuing other government and corporate fleet projects.

Randy Owen, CAFM
Randy was the fleet manager for the County and City of Los Angeles, and then played a similar role in Charlotte-Mecklenburg before turning to consulting. Randy has completed over 300 fleet studies across North America.

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