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AALA Board of Directors Gather For Winter 2004 Meeting

March 29, 2004

Featuring a keynote address by Dr. Barry Samus, senior economist for the National Center for Policy Analysis, the American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) held its Winter 2004 board of directors meeting March 14-16 at the Turnberry Isle Resort and Club in Aventura.

Speaking at the meeting’s opening reception, Samus discussed the “Prospects for and State of the American Economy."

The meeting’s general business session included a presentation by David Powell, president and CEO of Canadian Finance & Leasing Association and a panel discussion on energy. The panel featured Bill Becker, executive director, State and Territorial Air Pollution Program; Administrators Association of Local Air Pollution Control officials; Gil Sperling, Esq., Counselors, Inc.; and David R. Hill, Esq. deputy general counsel for Energy Policy, U.S. Department of Energy. AALA meeting attendees also heard a presentation by Gary Lapidus, senior industry analyst, Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Dr. Barry Samus (right), senior economist for the National Center for Policy Analysis, provided the keynote presentation, “Prospects for and State of the American Economy,” at the American Automotive Leasing Association’s winter board of directors meeting
Attending the AALA board of directors winter meeting in Florida were members (l-r) Kathy Marinello, president and CEO, GE Fleet Services; Jerry Frick, director of commercial and government operations, Ford North American Fleet, Lease & Remarketing Operations (NAFLRO); and Hal Feder, Jr., Ford NAFLRO executive director.
Bill McKee (r), president of Automotive Resources International (ARI) chats with (l-r) Jerry Frick, director of commercial and government relations for Ford NAFLRO, and Hal Feder, NAFLRO executive director. Standing next to Feder, with his back to the camera, is Jim Rallo, vice president of PHH Arval. Next to Rallo is Bob Topor, manager, fleet sales-U.S. commercial, leasing, government, and alt-fuel sales for Nissan.

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