AFLA has really outdone itself celebrating its 50th anniversary at its 2019 Annual Corporate Fleet Conference, running three days at the spectacular Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Of course, the main fare is another fine series of presentations on all things fleet, but the highlight was last night’s awards dinner.
Congratulations to Erin Gilchrist, director of fleet for Safelite AutoGlass, this year’s winner of the Fleet Manager of the Year award and Kenneth Jack, VP of fleet operations at Verizon, who was honored as Fleet Executive of the Year. AFLA celebrated four new inductees to AFLA’s Fleet Hall of Fame: Theresa Rogazine, recently retired VP for fleet procurement at Johnson & Johnson; Joe LaRosa, former SVP at Merck for global fleet management; and two late industry leaders, Bud Morrison, AFLA’s first president, and Bob Miesen, one-time SVP GE Capital Fleet and the originator of floating rate fleet finance.
Look next week for our own Mark Boada’s take on this year’s gala conference.
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