NAFA Concludes Successful FMI Conference in Atlanta
The National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) held its annual Fleet Management Institute (FMI) in Atlanta from April 18-21. According to NAFA, attendance for this year’s conference exceeded that of both the 2003 and 2002 FMI. One of the highlights of the conference was when NAFA President Milton Reid presented NAFA's highest honor, its Distinguished Service Award, to Chris Amos, CAFM. Amos, commissioner of equipment services for the City of St. Louis, was presented the award for 20 years of contributions to the fleet management profession. He has taught FMI courses and developed numerous NAFA educational projects. The Excellence in Education Award was presented to Linda Carlton, CAFM, for her many projects involving the association's CAFM and Fleet Management Seminar programs. Carlton was recently appointed assistant director of SAP applications for the City of Tacoma’s Business Information System Department. Nancy Barlage, fleet administrator for Regis Corp. in Minneapolis, won the FMI Vacation of a Lifetime contest, which comprised of $10,000 toward a dream vacation.Ray Breault of Fleet Response won NAFA’s Special Service to a NAFA Chapter by an Affiliate award. Breault is celebrating his 45th year as a NAFA member.LaVerne Butler, who is retired, won the Outstanding Chapter Service Award for a Member award for her 42 years in the fleet business and 25-year membership with NAFA.