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2020 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Janine Driver

Janine Driver

Founder & President, Body Language Institute

Janine Driver is the founder and president of the Body Language Institute, located in Alexandria, Virginia. For over a decade while at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Janine trained thousands of law enforcement officers to decipher fact from fiction using the body language interpretation methods she writes about in the New York Times Bestseller – YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK and most recently YOU CAN’T LIE TO ME. Janine has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, Larry King Live, 20/20, CNN, Anderson Cooper, Katie, Dr. Drew on HLN, and the Dr. Oz Show. Janine travels the globe speaking to the world about how to better communicate to save time and grow business. Get ready to learn what signals you are giving off with your body language and how to become more influential, how NOT be a mind-reader, but how to ask powerful questions to get to the truth and get better results immediately. Imagine the impact you will have on others when you are inspired to look at the world differently. Come early and grab a good seat to experience the exciting and inspiring NY Times best-selling author and award-winning Speaker, Janine Driver! 

Mario Guzman

Mario Guzman

Director of Support Services, City of West Palm Beach, FL

Mario Guzman has over 20 years in public fleet management experience. He has a master's degree in public administration and served in numerous roles throughout his career. Currently he manages the Fleet Management and Facilities Operations division for the City of West Palm Beach.

Chichi Nyagah-Nash

Chichi Nyagah-Nash

Deputy Director, Department of General Services, City of Baltimore, MD

Chichi is the Deputy Director for the Department of General Services.  A Certified Public Manager with extensive program and policy experience in both private and public sector operations.  During her 7 years at the City of Baltimore, Chichi has served as the Deputy Chief of Fleet Management and the Assistant Deputy Director of Human Resources. Some noted accomplishments while in Fleet Management were the implementation of the Master Lease (a lease-financing model through which the City spends $25 on annual vehicle purchases) Program and the creation and implementation of the City's first ever GainSharing program. She has presented at notable industry conferences, including the Florida Government Fleet Manager Association (FLAGFA), American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Government Fleet Expo (GFX)

Conference Speakers

Norman Barrientos

Norman Barrientos

Principal Architect, Barrientos Design & Consulting, Inc.

Architect with 38 years of design experience specializing in public and industrial facilities. Through work on over 70 public works garages, Mr. Barrientos, is a national expert on the design and planning of garages and yards. He has presented seminars to both APWA and NACE on the 7 Principles of Highly Effective Garages.

Kevin Devery

Kevin Devery

Fleet Manager, City of Tempe, AZ

Kevin Devery has over 30 years in the Automotive and Diesel industry. He is the Fleet Manager for one of the most forward-thinking cities in America; Tempe, AZ. He started with Tempe, with an entry level position changing tires and performing oil changes and has advanced through every position in Fleet Services. He and his organization have received the Leading Fleets Award from Government Fleet Magazine every year since its inaugural year, as well as, the Top 100 Best Fleets in North America for every year he has been the Fleet Manager for Tempe. He is considered a valley leader in electric vehicle adoption by Phoenix area municipalities. Tempe’s Fleet Services currently leads all other municipalities in the adoption of electric vehicles. Over the last 30 months, his team has successfully implemented over two dozen electric vehicles and plug in hybrids, as well as 28 charging stations and the needed infrastructure without any additional capital funding outside of normal operating budgets.

Brad Kelley

Brad Kelley

Sr. Vice President, Mercury Associates, Inc.

Brad Kelley is a co-founder of Mercury Associates, Inc.'s fleet technology and Cloud services, and has over 22 years of experience serving private and public-sector organizations throughout North America, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, and Australia. Extensive expertise acquiring and deploying commercial fleet technologies in on-premise, Cloud, and hybrid environments; integration and harmonization of disparate data source, including edge IoT solutions; design and development of business process and governance automation, workforce management, and dynamic predictive analytic solutions; and engineering and implementing technology-workforce transformation strategies. He is the principal architect and has served as the head of Mercury's Cloud Services for nearly two decades, which powers businesses and governments throughout the world.

Kevin Myose

Kevin Myose

Fleet Manager, San Joaquin County California

Kevin has over has over 39 years in the automotive industry, with 26 years in government fleet, and holds a MBA and BBA from National University. Kevin has successfully integrated several technologies into the fleet including INVERS car sharing, Geotab GPS tracking, plug-in EVs, and renewable diesel fuel. These efforts have produced measurable results that have had a direct effect upon air quality, work environment, and cost control. Eighty-one percent of standard passenger cars are hybrid or plug-in technology, unleaded fuel consumption is down by 23%, 17% of the light equipment fleet is pooled, and over $1.7M in vehicle replacements have been avoided. Currently, solar technology for EV charging and creating a fleet group with all of the cities within the County is under development. The fleet has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Government Fleets in the Americas.

Ed Smith

Ed Smith

President & CEO, Agile Fleet

Ed Smith is a subject matter expert in fleet management and fleet right-sizing, with extensive program management and systems engineering experience in the fleet industry. Having led the implementation of numerous complex fleet and motor pool automation projects, Mr. Smith specializes in the analysis of vehicle utilization data for accurate planning and execution of car sharing and right-sizing initiatives. Mr. Smith has been a featured speaker at numerous fleet industry events such as GFX and NAFA, and is frequently quoted in Government Fleet Magazine and FleetSolutions Magazine on right-sizing and other fleet-related topics.

Jeff Tews

Jeff Tews

Fleet Services Manager, City of Milwaukee, WI

Jeffrey Tews is the Fleet Services Manager for the City of Milwaukee, responsible for all fleet activities including operations, repairs and administration. He has over 38 years experience in fleet operations, including 35 years in fleet management. Milwaukee’s Fleet Services Section has a staff of 200 professional operators, technicians, and support personnel, a $28 million annual operating budget, and a fleet replacement value of over $228 million. Jeff has written numerous articles related to fleet operations, snow preparedness, and alternative fuels use.

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“The Block Party Experience is a perfect way to see new technology in a hands-on setting. So much is changing & the ability to speak directly with the key drivers in our industry & experience it first hand is always the best way to make decisions."

-Mike Lewis, Regional Sales Manager, Club Car LLC, Riverside, CA

Don Walker

“GFX is a good conference to attend for three reasons. 1. Great opportunities to meet and get to know your peers in the fleet industry 2. Good choices in training sessions 3. Lots of good info and networking on the expo floor with vendors.”

-Don Walker, Fleet Manager, Ada County Sheriff's Office, Boise, ID

Mr. James L Vincent

“There was a bigger crowd, and conversations were deeper and longer this year."

-Mr. James L Vincent, Federal Fleet Consultant, Teletrac Navman, Garden Grove, CA

Nathan Washington

“GFX is a great event. Having the ability to meet with prospective clients & clients to discover areas where we can potentially help solve challenges within their fleet(s) is extremely valuable to myself & GPS Insight. We truly value GFX."

-Nathan Washington, Government Sales Manager - Southwest Region, GPS Insight, Scottsdale, AZ

For years GFX has been the best value for government fleet managers looking to expand their knowledge & network with a large group of their peers at one location/event. If you can only attend one conference per year, GFX should be your first choice.

-Ron Lindsey, Director of Fleet Management, County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

“The GFX conference was an informative, fun experience. The training session and one-on-one experiences were extremely valuable. There were many networking opportunities as well as excellent product demonstrations. I look forward to the next event."

-Ricky Riojas, Fleet Repair Supervisor, City of San Diego, San Diego, CA

“The GFX Conference is the showcase and the pinnacle of the Government Fleet Industry and is a must attended for any Fleet professional. It is a highly educational and critical must-attend event!”

-Carlos Velasquez, Fleet Manager, Contra Costa County Fleet Services, Martinez, CA

“I am new to running a fleet and didn't even know what I didn't know. This conference provided an excellent education and opportunity to meet other fleet managers facing similar challenges.”

-Brent Hulsether, Fleet services supervisor, Shawnee county Parks and Rec, Topeka, KS

“GFX was very informative for a fleet professional. It was well organized and probably the best EXPO I had seen in a while."

-Keith Dimont, Automotive Services/Transportation Manager, Elon University, Elon, NC

Tom Keyser

“It was great attending GFX for the first time! I was able to network with my peers, meet new vendors and learn more about topics affecting my operations.”

-Tom Keyser, Fleet Manager, Washington County Oregon, Hillsboro, OR

“This is the third year we've attended and the show keeps getting better and better. Adding the Block Party that encourages attendees to drive the vendor vehicles was very beneficial to all.”

-Natalie Weimer, Marketing Manager, XL - The Fleet Electrification Company, Brighton, MA

“GFX is a great networking tool and the training sessions are relevant to what most fleets around the country are dealing with.”

-Jade Jones, Lead Technician, Ada County Sheriff's Office, Boise, ID

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