Bill Elliott leaves to become the President & CEO of the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association; Elizabeth Schlicht steps in to lead AFLA into the future
Menomonee Falls, WI – AFLA announced today that Bill Elliott, Executive Director, will depart from the organization on June 1, 2020. Elizabeth Schlicht, who has recently served as the Associate Executive Director, will serve as AFLA’s new Executive Director.
“To say that I was green when I was elected to AFLA’s Executive Board 5 years ago would be an understatement,” said AFLA’s President, Katie Keeton. “Looking back, I’m forever grateful to Bill Elliot for his guidance and I truly admire the passion he has for association management. Bill’s role as AFLA’s Executive Director has certainly left a mark on the association and we are stronger than ever because of it. I have no doubt that these big shoes will be appropriately filled by Elizabeth Schlicht whom I look forward to working with. Nonetheless, Mr. Elliot will surely be missed.”
“AFLA is an incredible organization, and I will always hold a special place in my heart for the corporate fleet industry,” said Elliott. He continued, “I’m incredibly proud of the success that we have had over the past eight or so years. AFLA has an incredibly professional and dedicated board of directors who understand the importance of strategic leadership and organizational evolution, and I’m certain that AFLA is well positioned to succeed as the leading corporate fleet and mobility association well into the future.”
Elizabeth Schlicht, CAE has been appointed as AFLA’s new Executive Director after working with the organization for more than 6 years. “Returning to AFLA is a wonderful opportunity and I’m excited to roll up my sleeves, partnering with the board as we move forward with the organization’s strategic plan for the future. AFLA’s loyal and dedicated members, sponsors and volunteers are what drives the association, creating a forum for the corporate fleet community to learn by connecting as an industry and forming partnerships. Enhancing engagement among our members and sponsors will be a key priority in the evolution of AFLA as we move forward.”
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, AFLA promotes growth, expansion and professionalism within the fleet industry by providing education, research, technical standards, representation and advancement of member interests. AFLA has more than 500 members representing all industry segments, including fleet managers and sourcing professionals, fleet management company professionals, auto manufacturers and dealers, remarketers, maintenance and repair companies and many other specialized suppliers. AFLA’s annual conference attracts more than 550 attendees. The organization also hosts educational webinars, publishes whitepapers and offers opportunities for members to network with key leaders throughout the fleet industry. For more information, visit www.afla.org or find us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.