The NAFA Fleet Management Association has revealed the remaining fleet professionals who have earned their CAFM (certified automotive fleet manager) designation in the 2017-18 year, and also those who have earned the CAFS (certified automotive fleet specialist) designation.

The government fleet professionals who have earned CAFM designation were announced earlier this. Private fleet professionals who were awarded the honor are as follows:

  • Winifred Alves, CAFM, account manager, Wheels, Inc.
  • Teela Chavedo, CAFM, fleet coordinator II, Cox Enterprises
  • Paula Cress, CAFM, fleet coordinator, Aqua Pennsylvania
  • Anthony DiVeronica, CAFM, fleet maintenance manager, Keystone Automotive Operations
  • Amanda Dixon-Shropshire, CAFM, fleet/claims supervisor, Veritiv Corp.
  • Samuel Evans III, CAFM, fleet services manager, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Stacey Kroeger, CAFM, fleet administrator, Farm Credit Services of America
  • Nancy Murray, CAFM, senior manager, General Services & Travel, Agfa Corporation
  • Diane Priestes, CAFM, senior sustainability analyst, Erie Insurance
  • Robert Ruiz, CAFM, regional manager, Southern California Edison Co.
  • Adam Seifert, CAFM, fleet manager, ARI
  • Denise Timmons, CAFM, client relations specialist, Merchants Fleet Management
  • Lisa Vitola, CAFM, Donlen
  • Wayne Westerholm, CAFM, deputy director, Harding University
  • Russell Wilson, CAFM, fleet manager, KLJ Solutions

To become certified, an applicant must pass a series of comprehensive examinations to demonstrate expertise in the eight disciplines of automotive fleet management, according to a release from NAFA. This includes fleet information management; maintenance management; professional development; vehicle fuel management; asset management; business management; financial management, and risk management. Designed to identify and recognize exceptional fleet management professionals, many employers now require fleet managers to obtain the CAFM designation prior to, or shortly after, employment.

In addition to the previously announced governement professionals, the following 11 fleet professionals earned their CAFS designation in 2017-2018. The CAFS program is open to any individual with at least one year experience in any fleet-related position, as well as those enrolled in a college or university program in a fleet-related course of study. 

  • Sharrin Chandler, CAFS, manager of fleet services, KinderCare Education
  • Sameh Elashry, CAFS, fleet manager, American University in Cairo
  • William Fowler, CAFS, auto shop foreman, Wheaton College
  • Doug Giles, CAFS, mechanic shop foreman, Mainroad Group
  • Ronnie Hightower, CAFS, fleet services supervisor, Noble Research Institute
  • Alain Lahaie, CAFS, associate director - vehicle fleet, Cogeco Connexion
  • Carol Mansmann, CAFS, fleet manager, AMGEN
  • Manda Meadowcroft, CAFS, fleet manager, Element Fleet Management
  • Kathryn Overly, CAFS, fleet assistant, ITG Brands
  • Mary Saunders, CAFS, fleet manager, Donlen Corporation
  • Zachary Shepherd, CAFS, Ranken Technical College
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