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NAFA Fleet Management Association Announces Its Class Of 2016/2017 CAFS® Graduates


(PRINCETON, NJ – May 16, 2017) – NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce its Class Of 2015/2016 Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS®) graduates. The CAFS® designation identifies excellence in fleet knowledge and is the first step to the attainment of Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM®) status.

“The NAFA CAFS® program proves an individual’s expertise in four of the eight disciplines of fleet,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Other certification programs may attest that a person has minimum basic knowledge of fleet, but CAFS® proves the person is an expert in the four disciplines of their choice and positions them to achieve full CAFM® status upon completion of the remaining disciplines.”

The forty-two 2016/2017 CAFS® graduates are:

Jason Allan, CAFS®, General Maintenance Supervisor, City of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Freddy Barajas, CAFS®, Automotive Equipment Mechanic, City of Oakland, Stockton, CA
Russell Baum, CAFS®, Overseas Fleet Manager, U.S. Department of State, Arlington, VA
Thomas Biamonte, CAFS®, Equipment Supervisor, Brevard County Public Works, Melbourne, FL
Brad Carby, CAFS®, District Fleet Manager, FedEx Express Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lindsey Casey, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange, CA
Teela Chavedo, CAFS®, Fleet Coordinator II, Cox Enterprises, Oklahoma City, OK
Michael Cirks, CAFS®, TOS 4, State of Minnesota, Marshall, MN
Jase Conley, CAFS®, Fleet Analyst, Encompass Home Health & Hospice, Dallas, TX
Katherine Conroy, CAFS®, Specialist, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, MN
Emanuela Cordeiro, CAFS®, Fleet Director, Videotron G.P., Montreal, PQ, Canada
Paula Cress, CAFS®, Fleet Coordinator, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc., West Chester, PA
Dan Davis, CAFS®, Fleet Administrator, Comfort Systems USA, Fort Wayne, IN
Stephen Dewey, CAFS®, Fleet Supervisor, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, FL
Daniel Eden, CAFS®, University of Washington, Fleet Services, Seattle, WA
Samuel Evans, CAFS®, Fleet Services Manager, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Robert Fritz, CAFS®, Lubbock, TX
Francisco Gomez, CAFS®, Service Center Supervisor, City of Austin, Austin, TX
Leah Gumbie, CAFS®, Fleet Management Coordinator, UFA Cooperative Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Robert Hailey, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Cook Children’s Healthcare System, Fort Worth, TX
Kelly Hiscock, CAFS®, Fleet Chargehand, City of Brandon Operations, Brandon, MB, Canada
Thomas Hopkins, CAFS®, Director of Field Operations, ROUSH CleanTech, Clarkston, MI
Steven Knapp, CAFS®, Human Resources Analyst, City of Chula Vista, Bonita, CA
Jennifer Luistro, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Element Fleet Management, Nottingham, MD
Brett McClure, CAFS®, Mechanic Foreman, Franklin PUD, Hermiston, OR
Donald Means, CAFS®, Fleet Superintendent, City of Fort Worth, Lewisville, TX
Nancy Murray, CAFS®, Facilities, Fleet & Travel Manager, Agfa Corporation, Elmwood Park, NJ
Carlos Osterroth, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, City of Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada
Arthur Parr, CAFS®, Fleet Safety Manager, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Wernersville, PA
Amy Radakovich, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Element Fleet Management, Oswego, IL
Klaudyna Routt, CAFS®, Lease Analyst, State of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Matt Sager, CAFS®, Technician III, City of Austin Fleet Services, Austin, TX
Mike Saulnier, CAFS®, Manager Operation, City of Oshawa, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada
Adam Seifert, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Need It Now Delivers, Toms River, NJ
Ryan Snell, CAFS®, FMS Specialist, Element Fleet Management, Eden Prairie, MN
Don Test, CAFS®, Fleet/Building and Grounds Foreman, City of Beavercreek, Beavercreek, OH
Hjalmar Tiesenhausen, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, AB, Canada
Donald Walker, CAFS®, Vehicle Fleet Manager, Ada County Sheriff, Boise, ID
Russell White, CAFS®, Equipment Analyst, Palm Beach County Fleet Management, West Palm Beach, FL
Craig Willingham, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Laura Wilson, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, Element Fleet Management, Sparks, MD
Russell Wilson, CAFS®, Fleet Manager, KLJ Solutions, Bismarck, ND

To become certified, participants must pass a series of comprehensive examinations to demonstrate expertise in four of the eight disciplines of automotive fleet management: Fleet Information Management, Maintenance Management, Vehicle Fuel Management, Asset Management, Business Management, Financial Management, Risk Management, and Professional Development. Many employers now require fleet managers to obtain the CAFM® designation prior to, or shortly after, employment. CAFS® demonstrates the commitment these fleet professionals bring to their study and their determination to further their fleet knowledge and pursue their CAFM®.

About NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA is the association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations in North America and across the globe. NAFA’s members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance, repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 4.6 million vehicles that drive an estimated 50-billion miles each year.  NAFA’s members control assets and services well in excess of $100-billion each year.

NAFA’s members manage fleets for corporations covering a wide range of manufacturing and service organizations, governments (whether local, state and/or federal), and public service entities (public safety, law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.); still other members serve financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profit organizations, and the like. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org.

For more information on CAFS® and the CAFM® program, please visit www.nafa.org/certification.