ALPHARETTA, GA LeasePlan USA announced the appointment of Jim Brooks to sales vice president, East region. He will report directly to Buck Whitman, national sales vice president.

In this position, Brooks will focus his sales efforts on fleets with between 50- and 750-unit potential in his territory, which includes Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.

Brooks brings 19 years of sales and management experience in the vehicle rental and leasing industry to his role. Most recently, he was national account sales manager for Budget Car and Truck Rental, where he managed national commercial account relationships in 12 Midwestern states. Prior to that, he served in district management roles in Detroit, Cincinnati, and Cleveland for Penske Truck Leasing.