CINCINNATI Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management has appointed Jon Smekrud as its new Chicago area manager/fleet consultant. Smekrud joins fellow Area Manager/Fleet Consultant Lori Miller-Glen in representing Mike Albert in the Chicago area.

Prior to joining Mike Albert, Smekrud worked for both Donlen Corporation and Enterprise Fleet Services, and has more than 13 years of experience in the fleet industry. His territory is Illinois and Wisconsin.

"It's wonderful to be back in the commercial fleet business and have the opportunity to represent a quality company like Mike Albert," Smekrud said.  "I have always had a great deal of respect for this firm, the management team, and its core philosophy of dedicated client service."

Immediately before joining Mike Albert, Smekrud operated his own financial advising firm.  He and his family reside in Hampshire, Ill.