Learn From the Best!
Not only does Fleet 101
provide a broad overview of the fundamentals of fleet management, but the webinar series features instructors who are some of the best and brightest professionals in the industry! Series instructors have more than 200 years
of combined fleet management experience within a wide variety of fleet types and businesses.
Matthew Betz: After spending over 30 years in the fleet industry, Matthew Betz is currently Vice President of Fleet Channels for SambaSafety. In this role, he is responsible for introducing and developing partnerships between SambaSafety and fleet management companies throughout the United States. In 2008 Betz was awarded NAFA’s Excellence in Education Award, highlighting his involvement in NAFA education. He is an instructor in the NAFA EFMS series, and a frequent presenter at NAFA’s Institute & Expo, as well as at dozens of local and regional NAFA chapter meetings.
Mike Bisogno, CAFM®: Michael Bisogno, CAFM® is the Director of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Fleet Management Services (OFMS). He began working at OFMS in 2005 as Fleet Services Manager before becoming Director in 2009. He is responsible for a fleet of approximately 4,000 different vehicles, and handles fuel contracts, short-term rental contracts, and alternative fuel contracts that are used by over 300 agencies throughout Virginia. Bisogno began working in the fleet management field with Tecom Fleet Services on the Commonwealth Vehicle Management Control Center (VMCC) project. Before starting in fleet, Bisogno worked in the private sector automotive repair market with positions as Technician, Service Writer, and Manager. He earned his CAFM® certification from NAFA in 2011 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Bisogno currently serves as Chapter Chair for the Old Dominion Chapter and is a member of the NAFA Certification Development Committee.
Ray Brisby, CAFM®: With almost 30 years of fleet industry experience, Ray Brisby, CAFM® currently serves as Manager of Fleet Operations for the Calgary Fire Department. Over the course of his career, Brisby has also earned a few accreditations along the way. He holds certifications from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Diesel Mechanics (1983) and Applied Management (2001), earned his Interprovincial Red Seal as a Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician (1987), holds a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from York University (2011), and earned NAFA Fleet Management Association’s CAFM®designation (2006).
Mike Camnetar, CAFM®: Currently serving as a Strategic Customer Manager for Element Fleet Management, Mike Camnetar, CAFM® has been in the automotive industry for more than 20 years. In this position, he utilizes his 13 years of experience as a Fleet Manager for The Standard Companies to oversee a team of Fleet Management professionals that perform a variety of duties for customers who have outsourced their fleet management to Element, as well as consulting with customers to reduce fleet costs and increase efficiency. He received his BS in Business Management from the University of New Orleans. Camnetar earned his CAFM® designation from NAFA in 2007, and currently serves as an instructor for NAFA programs, as well as on the Certification Development Committee.
John Dmochowsky, CAFM®: John Dmochowsky, CAFM®, MBA, is senior global sales fleet manager for Mondelēz International, a company created in 2012 when Kraft Foods split into two companies. In this role, Dmochowsky leads the global policy administration, strategic partner relationships, budgeting, vehicle acquisition and disposal, driver safety programs, auditing, GHG initiatives, fuel management, and all cost-saving/avoidance projects. Dmochowsky is active in industry associations, including the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) of which he is the immediate past president.
Patti Earley, CAFM®: Patti Earley, CAFM® has worked in various capacities in the fleet industry for 30 years. She managed the Transportation Department at South Dakota State University, held the post of Deputy State Director of Fleet and Travel Management for the State of South Dakota, and is currently the Fleet Fuel Operations Specialist for Florida Power and Light. During her career, Earley’s responsibilities have included vehicle and equipment purchasing and remarketing, budgeting, risk management, fueling operations, maintenance shop operations, and aircraft operations. As an active member of NAFA, Earley currently serves as the Association’s Treasurer as well as an instructor for NAFA seminars, Boot Camps, and Masters Seminars. In the past, she has served on the Board of Governors, Seminar Review Committee, Education Steering Board, I&E Curriculum Committee; and served as Chair for the I&E Curriculum Committee, Editorial Advisory Council, Certification Board, and Education Development Committee. In 2011, Earley was presented NAFA’s Excellence in Education Award.
Bryan Flansburg, CAFM®: Brian Flansburg has been involved with fleet management for more than half of his life. With 30 years of fleet experience, Flansburg’s career featured 28 years at the University of Colorado. Flansburg started his career with a four year stint in the military. He has held positions as Maintenance Manager, Fleet Manager, and 18 years as the Director of Transportation Services at the University of Colorado. transportation Services had 55 employees that reported through two area managers and included directing fleet and transit administration. the fleet included 622 units from the Boulder, Denver, and Anschutz Medical Campuses. Flansburg retired from the university at the end of December 2014. In April 2015, Flansburg started at Longmont Emergency Unit, where he is Director. Flansburg is an active member of NAFA Fleet Management Association. Previously serving terms in appointed and elected positions at the national and local level, Flansburg is currently NAFA’s Senior Vice President. Flansburg has facilitated and conducted numerous training sessions. He earned his CAFM® certification in 1997 and has recertified several times. Flansburg received NAFA’s distinguished Larry Goill Award in 2011 for innovative fleet ideas and NAFA’s Excellence in Education Award in 2015. In 2003, Flansburg started his own company, where he has developed computer programs to improve business processes for several local businesses, and has been called as an expert consultant and witness for fleet-related lawsuits. He is also working with companies to help them maximize the utilization of Salesforce. His company also provides photography services, which is one of Flansburg’s longtime passions.
Katherine Vigneau, CAFM®: Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Katherine Vigneau spent more than 26 years in the Canadian Army, holding various positions in logistics and transportation. From 1998 to 2001, she served as Fleet Manager for the Department of National Defense, responsible for policy oversight and management of a 32,000 vehicle fleet. Vigneau holds her Professional Logistician designation (1998), CAFM® (1999), CITT (2001), Masters of Business Administration Degree (2003), and Masters of Defense Studies (2006). Her company, KMVS Fleet+ Consulting serves clients such as NAFA, NATO, the United Nations, and the Canadian military, among others. Since November 2014, she has served as the Director of Professional Development for NAFA Fleet Management Association.
Mike Wilson, CAFM®: Mike Wilson, CAFM® is the current Fleet Manager at the University of Iowa, a position he has held since 1999. His previous jobs include Dispatcher for a Midwestern truckload carrier, Freight Claims Administrator, and the private truck Fleet Manager for a Midwestern appliance manufacturer. Wilson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Transportation and Logistics and a Master’s degree in Business Administrative Sciences, both from Iowa State University. He received his CAFM® certification in 2014 and he is a member of the NAFA Certification Development Committee.
1. Fleet 101 - Introduction
This introductory webinar to the Fleet 101 series provides a broad overview of NAFA’s disciplines of fleet management, education resources, and the 11 essentials of fleet management. Presented by Bryan Flansburg, CAFM® and Katherine Vigneau, CAFM®
2. Fleet 101 Webinar Series Bundle - all 8 webinars
This eight-webinar set begins with a one-hour introductory webinar that will provide you with an overview of the entire Fleet 101 curriculum. Then, each additional 60-minute, recorded webinar will speak to one particular discipline that is essential to fleet management.
3. Fleet 101 - Asset Management
The Asset Management module focuses on how fleet vehicles are priced, selected, utilized, and remarketed. You will learn:
- How to read a dealer invoice.
- How to categorize vehicle expenses.
- How to leverage your organization’s purchasing power through strategic sourcing.
- The importance of selecting the right vehicle and the proper timing for the replacement of those vehicles.
- How to select an appropriate remarketing strategy.
Presented by John Dmochowsky, CAFM® and Mike Wilson, CAFM®
4. Fleet 101 - Business Management
The Business Management session illustrates how to write comprehensive fleet policies. It will also explore the potential issues that can come with developing these policies and procedures. You will learn:
- The basic factors in writing a Request for Proposal (RFP).
- How to write a fleet policy and what should be included
- Various aspects of civil, criminal, contract, and tort law that pertain to fleet.
Presented by Mike Camnetar, CAFM® and Katherine Vigneau, CAFM®
5. Fleet 101 - Financial Management
Are you having trouble deciding which method of acquiring vehicles for your fleet is the most economical? The Financial Management module will cover:
- The lease vs. purchase vs. reimburse decision.
- The Lifecycle Cost Analysis model that should drive fleet decisions.
- How to use different techniques to select the best vehicle to meet the needs of your fleet.
Presented by Mike Camnetar, CAFM® and Katherine Vigneau, CAFM®
6. Fleet 101 - Information Management
If you are not sure what to do with all of the data and important information related to your fleet, the Information Management module can help you figure out where to begin. You will learn:
- The basics of a Fleet Information Management System (FIMS) database application.
- Strategies for collecting and presenting data in a meaningful format.
- How to correlate and find trends in your data.
- The role that telematics can play in your fleet.
Presented by Michael Bisogno, CAFM®
7. Fleet 101 - Maintenance Management
Maintaining your fleet is important because it not only impacts efficiency, but also aspects like finance and safety. The Maintenance Management module will:
- Examine the effects that scheduled and unscheduled maintenance can have on your fleet.
- Help fleet managers identify adequate staffing levels.
- Show you how to seize advantageous outsourcing opportunities.
Presented by Ray Brisby, CAFM®
8. Fleet 101 - Risk Management
Fleet managers deal with an enormous amount of liability and risk in their profession. The Risk Management webinar will:
- Explore the four strategies that can be used to deal with risks – avoidance, retention, reduction, and transference
- Demonstrate how to use the risk management process
- Discuss crash management and driver training
Presented by Matthew Betz and Katherine Vigneau, CAFM®
9. Fleet 101 - Vehicle Fuel Management
Fuel management is an important aspect of a fleet manager’s duties. The Vehicle Fuel Management webinar will:
- Look at octane and cetane ratings.
- Examine the pros and cons of in-house and outsourced fueling systems.
- Look at hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles.
- Examine alternative fuels like ethanol, natural gas, and biodiesel.
Presented by Ray Brisby, CAFM® and Patti Earley, CAFM®