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Frank, Jim

Jim Frank is current president of Wheels, Inc.  and the son of Wheels, Inc. co-founder Zollie Frank.

A native of Chicago, Jim joined Wheels in 1967 after receiving a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford Business School. He assumed the duties of President and CEO in 1974.

Jim has served as both President and Chairperson of the American Automobile Leasing Association (AALA), and is presently a member of its Board of Directors and Chairman of the Federal Tax and Legislation Committee. As former chair of the AALA Legislative Committee, he participated in numerous successful industry efforts aimed at helping shape regulatory and legislative issues affecting fleets. He also has chaired an Industry Committee which represented the views of fleet users regarding Federal Personal Use Legislation.

Jim was also instrumental in leading fleet management into the computer age, designing and implementing the first IT systems which were used to collect a wide range of information and deliver that data to fleet managers in a way that helped them better manage their fleets. These systems became the foundation of the technology being used today to manage fleets across the U.S.

Jim has served as President of the Michael Reese Medical Research Institute Council Junior Board. He is presently a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago Hospitals, a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago, and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Thayer Engineering School at Dartmouth College.

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