Kenneth Jack, VP - fleet operations for Verizon Communications, was named the 2019 Fleet Executive of the Year at the Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association's (AFLA) annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sept. 16.
A panel of industry judges evaluates submissions based on cost-saving initiatives, policy setting, creation of innovative programs, and cultivation of fleet manager training and management. The CEI Group is the exclusive sponsor for the Fleet Executive of the Year award.
Jack was selected from a field of three other finalists that also included Jeff Hitzke, VP of LabCorp; Carlton Rose, president of global fleet maintenance and engineering for UPS; and Mike Lisi, VP of corporate services and real estate for Encova Insurance.
Jack oversees a companywide fleet of more than 30,400 vehicle and assets, and supervises a staff of eight.
“I want to thank my team also, this has really been and affirmation of all the hard work they’ve been doing over the years that I’ve been with Verizon,” Jack said.
His responsibilities with Verizon include achieving sustainability and efficiency targets for the company’s mobile fleet, the integration of new technologies and driving significant mobility-related business transformation, which focuses on improving shareholder-value and operational excellence at over 270 maintenance facilities across the country.
The award recognizes exceptional leadership by managers who hold the title of vice president or higher and have other responsibilities beyond fleet.