NAFA's Fleet Academy goes global

New program launches in October

March 13, 2013
by Fleet Management staff

PRINCETON, NJ—On February 7, NAFA executive director Phillip E. Russo, CAE signed a three-year agreement with fleet solutions company FleetVision to have them to take the lead in developing content for a new International Fleet Academy. Extending far beyond the initial scope of NAFA’s international seminars, this new entity will include two different levels of education: one for the beginner and another for more seasoned veterans. FleetVision will also take the lead in selling sponsorships and finding speakers. The company intends to reach out to the US-based fleet management companies to help contribute to the curriculum content and lend expertise.

“This agreement gives NAFA the ability to continue to fill a void in the industry,” said Russo.

NAFA’s 2013 International Fleet Academy will take place October 21-24 in Tucson, Arizona.  Registration will open early this summer.

At NAFA’s 2013 Institute & Expo (April 23-26, 2013 in Atlantic City, NJ), fleet managers can learn about the difficulties of managing a global fleet during the educational session, “Mastering Multiple Fleets in Multiple Countries”. This session brings the knowledge of fleet management companies such as Wheels and LeasePlan alongside FleetVision and an array of global fleet managers including former NAFA President Gayle Pratt (Global Fleet Director for Ecolab Inc) and NAFA’s current international vice-president Joseph LaRosa (director global fleet administration for Merck Sharp and Dohme).