Photo of NAFA Executive Director Phil Russo rockin’ on stage with Southside Johnny courtesy of Kieffer Photography.
In the opening night awards party at NAFA I&E on April 23rd at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, seven fleet professionals were honored with NAFA’s First Annual Fleet Excellence (Flexy) Awards. After the final award was announced, the exuberant audience of over 1,600 dined and then rocked to the music of Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. It was a rockin’ great evening!
Congratulations to the Flexy finalists and winners…
Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Fleet Management:
Winner: Kathryn Antonelli, Manager, Fleet Administration, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Finalists: John Dmochowsky, CAFM, Sales Fleet Manager, Mondelez; Mike Hertel, Corporate Fleet Manager, Lone Star Overnight
Outstanding Achievement in Public Fleet Management:
Winner: Steve Rapanos, Director, City of Edmonton Fleet Services
Finalists: Bruce Kilmer, Business Systems Analyst Supervisor, City of Austin Fleet Services; Brian Marshall, Fleet Operations, State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Excellence in Corporate Fleet Sustainability:
Winner: Christy Coyte Meyer, Global Fleet Director, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Finalists: Kevin Fisher, CAFM, Vice President Strategic Fleet Operations, ARAMARK; Jerome Webber, Vice President Global Fleet Operations, AT&T Services, Inc.
Excellence in Public Fleet Sustainability:
Winner: Mark Swackhamer, CAFM, Fleet Operations Manager, Houston Independent School District
Finalists: Greg Hansen, Transportation Equipment Fund Administrator, Washington State Department of Transportation; Jim Reinish, Manager, Central Automotive Division, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Excellence in Corporate Fleet Safety:
Winner: Theresa Belding, Senior Manager — Fleet Services, Forest Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Finalists: Dan French, Director of Fleet Operations, G&K Services; Judy Sparks, Fleet Manager, Advanced Home Care
Excellence in Public Fleet Safety:
Winner: Bill Horne, Supervisor — Fleet Safety, City of Edmonton Fleet Services
Finalists: City of Austin Fleet Services; Dennis R. Hogan CAFM/CPFP, Manager — Fleet Services, City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Excellence in Fleet Leadership:
Winner: Robert Martinez, New York City Police Department
Finalists: Jonathan Kamanns, Ingersoll Rand; Don Nunnari, AAA Arizona