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NAFA Announces Renowned Leadership Expert Richard Hadden as Opening Keynote for 2024 I&E

Edison, N.J. (January 23, 2024)NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) proudly announces that certified speaking professional, esteemed author and leadership consultant Richard Hadden will take center stage as the opening keynote speaker for the upcoming NAFA 2024 Institute & Expo. This premier event, which is the industry’s largest gathering of fleet and mobility professionals, is scheduled to take place from April 22-24, 2024, in San Antonio, TX.

“We are delighted to have Richard Hadden, a seasoned expert in leadership and management, share his insights at NAFA 2024 Institute & Expo”, said Bill Schankel, CAE, CEO of NAFA. “His expertise aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing valuable knowledge and actionable takeaways for our attendees. For those seeking to connect directly with industry experts and gain insights into the evolving landscape of fleet management, Richard’s keynote will be an invaluable opportunity.”

In his keynote session titled Recruiting and Retention in the New World of Work, Hadden will delve into the profound changes in the world of work, offering insights and strategies for attracting, retaining and engaging a dynamic workforce in 2024 and beyond. Attendees can expect an exploration of the evolving mindset of today’s workers and practical keys to building high-performing teams in the current employment landscape.

Hadden will also be leading the I&E Pre-Conference Leadership Development Institute Program on Sunday, April 21. Attendees will learn how to create an engaged – and more profitable – workforce throughout Hadden’s practical, interactive, content-packed and entertaining presentation. Interested participants can learn more about the program and secure their seat here

Hadden, co-author of the acclaimed Contented Cows leadership book series and the book Rebooting Leadership, brings a wealth of experience from his roles in the Financial Services and Information Technology sectors. As the Director of Product Development for a software company in North Florida and the founder of his technology consulting business in 1986, Hadden seamlessly transitioned his focus from Information Technology to Human Resources, Leadership and Management.

I&E attracts thousands of fleet professionals from a variety of fields, including corporate, government, public safety, utility, education, and more. The three day conference offers a blend of education, impactful conversations, networking opportunities, and products and services from the industry’s leading suppliers. More information about the I&E schedule can be found here

Prospective exhibitors are encouraged to secure their space early to ensure prime placement in the I&E Expo Hall. For more information about reserving an exhibit booth, please visit NAFA’s website. Sponsorship opportunities can be secured here. This year’s current sponsors include Bestpass Inc., FASTER Asset Solutions, Geotab, Holman, Legend Fleet Solutions, Merchants Fleet, Motive, Samsara, Stellantis, U.S. Bank Voyager, WEX and Wheels, Inc. 

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 4.8 million vehicles that drive an estimated 84 billion miles each year. NAFA’s members control assets and services well above $122 billion each year.

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