– LeasePlan USA announced the promotion of Gerri Patton to director, client activation and support services. In this role, Patton is responsible for the continued development and enhancement of processes for activating new clients as well as implementing new services for existing clients. She will also oversee the client support services team, which is responsible for the distribution of driver kits and fuel cards.Under her direction, the client activation team was named a finalist in the 2006 American Business Awards for the “Best Customer Service Team” category. Patton, a 21-year industry veteran, served as manager, client activation for LeasePlan prior to her current role. Previous positions held at LeasePlan also include manager, license and title department.