SALT LAKE CITY – This year's NAFA's 2008 Institute & Expo held in Salt Lake City May 3-6 hosted a number of award ceremony presentations. Here is a recap of the winners announced. Congratulations to all the recipients.


Bobit Business Media Awards:

2008 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year

Joe LaRosa, Director Global Fleet Services, Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J.

The award was sponsored by Automotive Fleet magazine, Wheels Inc., and the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA).


2008 Fleet Executive of the Year

Pete Silva, Director, Fleet Procurement, Pepsico, Plano, Texas.

The award was sponsored by Fleet Financials magazine and The CEI Group.


2008 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year

Windell Mitchell, Director, Fleet Administration Division for King County, Wash.

The award was sponsored by Government Fleet magazine, Automotive Resources International (ARI), and Fleet Counselor Services.



NAFA Fleet Management Association Awards:

Chapter Service Awards

Jacqueline Porter, Director of Risk Management, Block Communications, Inc., Sylvania, Ohio. 

Philip R. Moser, National Sales Manager, Advanced Driver Training Services, Trooper, Penn.

Excellence in Education Award

Matt Betz, VP, National Account Sales, AmeriFleet Transportation, Brighton, Mich.



Green Fleet Awards 

Truck & Equipment Fleet Winner

George Survant, Director, Fleet Services for Florida Power & Light, Riviera Beach, Fla.

Honorable Mentions

Gerry Calk, Fleet Administrator, City of Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
Dave Meisel, Director, Transportation Services for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, Calif.

Car & Light Truck Fleet Winner

Steve Weir, Director, Office of Fleet Administration, City of New York Parks and Recreation.

Honorable Mentions

Suzanne Gallagher, Commodity Manager, Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, N.J.

Diane Lopez, Manager, Corporate Fleet & Limo for Abbott, Abbott Park, Ill.


Larry Goill Awards

John E. Alley, CAFM, Deputy Director, Fleet Services Division, City of San Diego.

David Bragg, Fleet Operations Superintendent, City of Fayetteville, Ark.


Mark your calendars! NAFA's 2009 Institute & Expo will be held in New Orleans, April 25-28.


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Originally posted on Green Fleet Magazine