Joe McDonald Named Chair of NAFA’s Affiliates Committee

NAFA Fleet Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion is proud to announce that Joe McDon­ald, Senior Direc­tor, Account Man­age­ment at Wheels, Inc. has been appoint­ed Chair of the Affil­i­ates Com­mit­tee, which rep­re­sents the inter­ests of this impor­tant seg­ment and helps fos­ter rela­tion­ships.

“We are excit­ed to have Joe McDon­ald take over the lead­er­ship of our Affil­i­ates Com­mit­tee,” said NAFA’s Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Phillip E. Rus­so, CAE.  “Wheels, Inc. is the largest pri­vate­ly held fleet man­age­ment com­pa­ny in the world, pro­vid­ing orga­ni­za­tions with com­pa­ny cars and trucks along with state-of-the-art ser­vices and sup­port.  All total, Wheels, Inc. man­ages near­ly 300,000 vehi­cles through­out North Amer­i­ca and more than one mil­lion glob­al­ly! Hav­ing some­one of McDonald’s exper­tise as Chair proves NAFA’s val­ue and stature with­in the fleet man­age­ment indus­try.”

NAFA Affil­i­ates are defined as any indi­vid­ual not eli­gi­ble for either Full or Asso­ciate Mem­ber sta­tus but who has a direct inter­est in motor vehi­cle fleet admin­is­tra­tion through the sup­ply of prod­ucts and/or ser­vices direct­ly per­tain­ing to the indus­try and who sup­ports NAFA and sub­scribes to its aims and pur­pos­es.  NAFA offers many ben­e­fits for Affil­i­ates such as oppor­tu­ni­ties to net­work with fleet pro­fes­sion­als local­ly, nation­al­ly, and online; the abil­i­ty to build com­pa­ny recog­ni­tion through fleet man­age­ment; mar­ket­ing, adver­tis­ing, exhibit­ing, and spon­sor­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able sole­ly for NAFA Affil­i­ates; and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to vol­un­teer with­in NAFA com­mit­tees and chap­ters.

“I am thrilled to assume the role of Chair­per­son for the NAFA Affil­i­ates Com­mit­tee,” said McDon­ald.  “I’ve had the hon­or of serv­ing as Affil­i­ate Chair for the local Chica­go Chap­ter in addi­tion to my work with the Affil­i­ates Com­mit­tee, which has giv­en me a lot of first­hand expe­ri­ence into the ter­rif­ic work being done by NAFA.  I feel for­tu­nate to be fol­low­ing the tenures of pri­or Affil­i­ate Chairs, who have set a tremen­dous­ly high bar for ongo­ing suc­cess.  I will cer­tain­ly look to con­tin­ue that lega­cy going for­ward.

“One of my pri­ma­ry goals will be to con­tin­ue using the Affil­i­ates Com­mit­tee as a way to fos­ter rela­tion­ships between NAFA and its Mem­bers and Affil­i­ates,” McDon­ald con­tin­ued.  “This com­mit­tee plays a large role in advo­cat­ing to the larg­er NAFA orga­ni­za­tion on behalf of its Mem­bers and Affil­i­ates to ensure a valu­able all-around expe­ri­ence.  Addi­tion­al­ly, I plan to col­lab­o­rate with the com­mit­tee mem­bers so that we are con­sis­tent­ly think­ing of new, inno­v­a­tive ways for NAFA to increase expo­sure, sus­tain mem­ber­ships, and con­tin­ue to be an indis­pens­able resource as our indus­try evolves.”

The Vice Chair of the Affil­i­ates Com­mit­tee is Alain Primeau, Nation­al Sales Direc­tor, Major Accounts for UAP Inc., NAPA Cana­da and the Report­ing VP/Officer/Trustee is Mark F. Klein, Strate­gic Account Man­ag­er, Safe­lite Solu­tions.

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