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AF's Fleet Hall of Fame

May 2008, by Lisajoyce Vergara - Also by this author

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Automotive Fleet magazine will introduce the industry’s first-ever Hall of Fame Award, recognizing industry leaders and pioneers in the commercial fleet industry. To be eligible for induction in the AF Hall of Fame, nominees must be fleet industry leaders who have a minimum of 10 years of fleet experience in making significant contributions to the commercial fleet management profession.

AFLA Steps Up to the Plate

The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) is the exclusive sponsor for the Hall of Fame Award, which will be presented Sept. 11 at the annual AFLA conference at the Camelback Inn located in Scottsdale, Ariz. (See for full conference agenda.)

“AFLA is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of this prestigious industry award, which recognizes the pioneers and innovators of the commercial fleet industry,” said Elsie Lucia, president of AFLA. Lucia is the director of fleet services for the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., based in New York City. “Those of us in the industry today owe so much to these industry leaders. AFLA is honored to be a part of memorializing the achievements of these giants of our industry,” added Lucia.

Voting Procedures

Future inductees to the Hall of Fame will be determined annually by an Automotive Fleet judging committee that will also include the current AFLA president.

During the 2008 AFLA Conference, 10 honorees will be inducted in the Hall of Fame. Installation of additional inductees will continue with one fewer inductee each year. In 2009, nine honorees will be inducted, eight in 2010, etc., until only three will be installed in 2015. Thereafter, three honorees will be inducted in AF’s Hall of Fame annually.

Voting for the winners will take place on (that also includes a link from the AFLA Web site). Voting is open to all members of the fleet industry. However, the judging committee retains the right to appoint individuals to the Hall of Fame who may deserve recognition. (Many of the early commercial fleet industry pioneers are not well known among current industry professionals.)

“AFLA is honored to host the presentation of the Hall of Fame Award at our annual conference each September,” said Lucia.

The Hall of Fame inductees will be displayed on Bobit Business Media’s headquarters in Torrance, Calif., on a special wall. “It will be available to view with credit to AFLA for the exclusive support during nominations, elections, and presentations, as well as recognition in print and on,” said Ed Bobit, CEO of Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine.

View other articles on the Fleet Hall of Fame:

2008 Nominees | 2008 Inductees

2009 Nominees | 2009 Inductees


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