Robert Martines, President and Chief Executive Officer of accident management and safety provider Corporate Claims Management, has been tapped to become NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Affiliate Trustee, effective April 19. He succeeds Joe McDonald, who will be pursuing opportunities outside of the automotive fleet segment.
Martines was chosen by NAFA President Ruth Alfson, CAFM®, with consent via NAFA’s Board of Trustees. His term began in full, and concurrent with the entire Board of Trustees, with the official changeover occurring at the Annual Business Meeting this past April at NAFA’s Institute & Expo.
“We are pleased to have Robert Martines take over the Affiliate Trustee position,” said NAFA’s Chief Executive Officer, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Robert has been a strong supporter for NAFA for many years, and a passionate advocate for the role Affiliates can present in NAFA’s membership. He will ably assist NAFA in carrying out its vision.”
Dedicating their time and knowledge to making the Association successful, NAFA’s Affiliate Trustee provides insight from the products/service provisions sector of the fleet profession, while ensuring the Association’s mission is implemented.
Regarding his appointment, Martines said, “(I feel) a sense of appreciation and recognition for my years of dedication to NAFA. (The Board of Trustees’) faith in my character, honesty, and integrity; as well as my willingness stand firm on doing what was right for NAFA; made it easy for me to say yes. The reception from the other Board members who welcomed me with open arms really solidified that I made the right decision as well.”
Martines is well-known to NAFA membership. As Founder of Corporate Claims Management (CCM), he is cited as having conceived, developed, and implemented the concept of accident management in the fleet industry 1979. Active in NAFA since 1987, Martines has made numerous presentations and authored articles covering accident management, subrogation recovery, vehicle remarketing, and insurance in fleet. He served on NAFA’s National Educational Committee as an instructor and on the Editorial Advisory Council. He received NAFA’s “Outstanding Chapter Service Award” in May of 2003, and was the first Affiliate in the history of the award to be recognized by multiple chapters and elected to the Fleet Hall of Fame in September of 2011.
Martines concluded, “I have been honored by NAFA in the past for my longtime commitments and achievements, and have been honored once again by being asked to serve on the Board. I am excited by the opportunity. I intend to do all I can to help NAFA earn an even higher level of trust from all of our Affiliates.”