NAFA 'Ready to Explore Common Ground'
In a conversation with AF, NAFA President Chris Amos, CAFM, explores the organization’s education, partnership, and legislative efforts, initiatives to enhance Member and Affiliate involvement, and the fleet industry future.
Chris Amos, CAFM, is the 31st president of the NAFA Fleet Management Association. Amos is also the long-time commissioner of equipment services for the City of St. Louis. As NAFA president, Amos has been instrumental in helping the association form industry partnerships and alliances. NAFA's Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) program is the primary vehicle being used to reach the greater fleet management industry. A core belief of Amos' is that NAFA should embrace continuous improvement. With Amos entering his second year of his two-year presidency, Automotive Fleet interviewed him to get a mid-term progress report and a preview of what's in store.
Below is an excerpt from our interview.
AF: Do you personally have an objective goal to accomplish for your second year that hasn't yet been announced?
AMOS: If you mean will there be any surprise announcements any time soon, the answer is no. While I have the honor and privilege of being NAFA president right now, NAFA's direction is determined by its strategic plan, developed entirely by the 60-plus representatives who sit on the NAFA Board of Governors. My role is to shepherd the Association through the two years in which I am president, not dictate my will on the Association.
There are, of course, goals I would like to accomplish within the strategic plan toward which my own labors are directed. We continue to make excellent progress filling in the remaining education competency gaps. These new and updated education products feed into NAFA's certification curriculum, allowing it to continue to evolve and stay relevant. The strong certification program is, in turn, serving as the basis for industry partnerships aimed at collectively raising the level of professionalism and recognition of the value of fleet management. NAFA recently created an entity specifically to steer current and planned fleet certification programs with formal input from our partners.
Chris Amos is NAFA's 31st President.