NAFA Honors Windell Mitchell; ‘Club NAFA’ Debuts

Pic­tured: Windell Mitchell

NAFA Remem­bers Windell Mitchell With One Of The Association’s High­est Hon­ors
Last Octo­ber, NAFA Fleet Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion lost one of its dear­est mem­bers.  The pass­ing of Windell “Win” Mitchell sad­dened the fleet man­age­ment indus­try, as he was a friend and men­tor to many.  In hon­or of Win’s work with the Asso­ci­a­tion over the years, NAFA’s Board of Trustees vot­ed to rec­og­nize him with a posthu­mous Hon­orary Mem­ber­ship – one of NAFA’s most pres­ti­gious hon­ors – dur­ing the Annu­al Busi­ness Meet­ing on April 23, 2013.

Mitchell had a long and illus­tri­ous career with­in fleet man­age­ment.  He won the Lar­ry Goill Memo­r­i­al Qual­i­ty Fleet Man­age­ment Idea Award twice (in 1993 and 2001) and was named Pub­lic Sec­tor Fleet Man­ag­er of the Year in 2008 by Gov­ern­ment Fleet mag­a­zine.  For three con­sec­u­tive years, his depart­ment (King Coun­ty Fleet Admin­is­tra­tion Divi­sion) was among the top three fleets in the 100 Best Fleets in North Amer­i­ca Pro­gram.  In fact, dur­ing his 32 years in pub­lic ser­vice, he received near­ly every award and acco­lade offered by the indus­try. Learn more

NAFA Intro­duces Club NAFA To Rec­og­nize Long-Stand­ing Asso­ci­a­tion Mem­bers
Great asso­ci­a­tions depend on the hard work and vol­un­tarism of their mem­ber­ship.  Far too often, mem­bers who were instru­men­tal to an association’s ear­ly suc­cess are for­got­ten in their lat­er years.  NAFA Fleet Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion is deter­mined to not only remem­ber its his­to­ry, but to rec­og­nize and pro­mote the Mem­bers who helped cre­ate that his­to­ry.  To accom­plish this goal, the Asso­ci­a­tion has cre­at­ed Club NAFA — a place for those who have been mem­bers of NAFA for 30 years or more.  NAFA is hon­ored to have over 60 mem­bers cur­rent­ly in Club NAFA.

“Club NAFA mem­bers have played impor­tant roles in the his­to­ry of the asso­ci­a­tion and in the his­to­ry of fleet man­age­ment as well,” said NAFA’s Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Phillip E. Rus­so, CAE. “It’s impor­tant for NAFA to not only rec­og­nize these folks, but to begin uti­liz­ing the vast wealth of knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence that these long-stand­ing mem­bers hold.” Learn more



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