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AFLA Announces New Management Partner, Association Acumen, LLC

December 4, 2012

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) has selected Association Acumen, LLC as its new partner to provide full service association management services.

“We’re happy to be partnering with Association Acumen as we take AFLA to the next stage of our organization’s evolution,” Tom Callahan, AFLA’s President, said. “AFLA was fortunate to find a top quality accredited association management company like Association Acumen after much deliberation during the search process. Acumen possesses the enthusiasm, skills and infrastructure to move AFLA forward,” he added.

According to Gail Bast, Association Acumen’s President, “AFLA’s strategic approach is what keeps their members a step ahead of the challenges and current events within the commercial fleet industry. AFLA works hard to address the major issues facing the industry and delivers leading-edge materials and programs through webinars, whitepapers, and its annual conference. We are very excited to partner with them in these endeavors.”

Bast added that Bill Elliott has been named as AFLA’s new Executive Director. Elliott has previously served as Vice President of Revenue Development and Operations for the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association and managed several congressional campaigns with an emphasis on fundraising. Acumen will assume management of AFLA on December 1, 2012.

AFLA promotes growth, expansion and professionalism within the fleet industry by providing education, research, technical standards, representation and advancement of member interests. Today, AFLA has more than three hundred member companies representing all industry segments, including fleet managers and sourcing professionals, auto manufacturers and dealers, remarketers, maintenance and repair companies and many other specialized suppliers. AFLA’s annual conference attracts over four hundred attendees. The organization also hosts educational webinars, releases industry whitepapers and offers opportunities for members to meet with key leaders throughout the fleet industry.

Association Acumen is an accredited association management company headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, providing full service management for national and international trade and professional associations, including the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, the Society for Mucosal Immunology and the Society of American Travel Writers.

Acumen strives to be an organization’s best advocate and to work seamlessly with leaders to forward the association’s mission. Services include: membership management, governance, financial management, website and database integration, meeting and convention management, communications and strategic planning. For more information about Association Acumen, visit For more information about AFLA, visit

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