Eddie Dame worked for Avis Rent-A-Car as the senior vice president and general manager of the worldwide car leasing division, retiring in 1986 after 40 years with the company. In 1948, Dame started out in the automotive industry as a garage serviceman for Dick Robie, a Hertz licensee in Boston. Then in 1952, Robie bought the Avis system from Warren Avis and moved the company's headquarters to Boston.
During his long-term employment with Avis, Dame held a number of positions such as reservation agent, rental agent, assistant to the general manager, car leasing salesman, and car leasing operations manager. When he retired in 1986, his title was senior vice president and general manager of the car leasing division, a position he held for 20 years.
Dame passed away August 19, 2004; he was 76.