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NAFA Fleet Management Association Announces Its Class Of 2018/2019 CAFM® Graduates

Contact: Donald Dunphy
NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA Fleet Management Association Announces Its Class Of 2018/2019 CAFM® Graduates

(PRINCETON, NJ – April 18, 2019) – NAFA Fleet Management Association is proud to announce its Class Of 2018/2019 Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM®) graduates. Recognized as the industry standard in fleet education, CAFM designation identifies excellence in fleet knowledge.

“The NAFA CAFM program is the only certification program that proves an individual’s expertise in 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 CAFM proves the person is an expert.”
The 2018/2019 graduates are:
Kelly Bethe, CAFM
Sr. Business Analyst
Tallgrass Energy Partners
Brian Boyd, CAFM
Fleet Planner/Assistant Equipment Manage
Kent Power Inc.
Kevin Callahan, CAFM
Fleet Manager
City of Auburn

Randy Collin. CAFM
Fleet Operations Manager
City of Madera
Frederic Dube, CAFM
Staff Supervisor - Mobile Equipment
ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. (AMEM)
Tyler Eisenschenk, CAFM
Fleet Mechanic
Stearns County
Sandy Engelke, CAFM
Administrative Supervisor
Flagship Facility Services
Philip Faustin, CAFM
Lead Mechanic
Denver Public Schools
Ronnie Hightower, CAFM
Fleet Services Supervisor
Noble Research Institute, LLC
Faisal Iqbal, CAFM
Supervisor - Fleet and Municipal Services
University of Calgary
Jim Katalinic, CAFM
Senior Data Strategist
Steven Knapp, CAFM
Fleet Manager
City of Chula Vista
Lance Knudtson, CAFM
Fleet Supervisor
Chelan County Public Utility District
Timothy Melser, CAFM
Fleet Manager
City of Minneapolis
John Nelson, CAFM
Shop Foreman
Calgary Fire Department
Kathy Overly, CAFM
Fleet Assistant
ITG Brands
Zachary Shepherd, CAFM
Fleet Mechanic Foreman
City of Clayton
Robert Steinhoff, CAFM
Senior Staff Accountant
Seneca Companies, Inc.
Hjalmar Tiesenhausen, CAFM
Fleet Manager
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts - The Fairmont
Mike Wallace, CAFM
Fleet Maintenance Manager
City of Tulsa
Jerry Ward, CAFM
Shop Operations Supervisor
City of Seattle Fleet & Facilities Department

Throughout the fleet management profession, NAFA’s CAFM program is recognized as the industry standard. The certification symbolizes that the fleet manager is an expert in his or her field, the way a CPA is recognized in the accounting field. CAFM identifies and recognizes exceptional fleet management professionals, and many employers now require fleet managers to obtain the CAFM designation prior to, or shortly after, employment.
To become certified, participants must pass a series of comprehensive examinations to demonstrate expertise in 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.

About NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA Fleet Management Association is the membership organization for professionals who manage the mobility requirements and vehicle 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 corporations, governments, universities, utility fleets, and law enforcement 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.
For more information, please visit www.nafa.org, and communicate with NAFA on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
About NAFA’s Institute & Expo

NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo conference is the largest gathering of fleet and mobility managers. The event program, created by fleet managers for fleet managers, features fleet training sessions, education, and workshops; and an Expo floor with more than 250 companies showcasing their products and services. The 2019 Institute & Expo is April 15-17, in Louisville, Ky. More information and registration details can be found at http://www.nafainstitute.org.

NAFA thanks the following for their support as media sponsors of the 2019 Institute & Expo: Canadian Automotive Fleet, Electricity Today Magazine, Field Technologies, Fleet Owner, Fleet Management Weekly, Modern WorkTruck Solutions, The Municipal, My Little Salesman, Naylor, Supply Professional, Utility Fleet Professional, and Utility Products