June 17 - 20, 2019 // New Orleans, LA

2018 Advisory Board

2018 Advisory Board

Al Curtis

Al Curtis

Fleet Services Director, Cobb County, GA

Al Curtis has over 25 years of experience in the fleet service industry and has served in both the public and private sectors. Al manages over 2,700 assets and has made significant sustainability improvements within the fleet. Under his leadership, the county has added 29 electric vehicles, 40 charging stations, implemented an employee charging program, launched a distracted driver’s campaign, added 32 electric hybrids, and 22 bi-fueled propane trucks. These smart vehicles choices and strategic deployments saved the Cobb County over $700,000 and aided in the county’s sustainability efforts to reduce the negative impact of greenhouse gas emissions.

Alia Khouri

Alia Khouri

Director, Fleet Operations Department, City of San Diego




Samuel Lamerato

Samuel Lamerato

CPFP, City of Troy, MI (Retired)

Sam Lamerato has been involved in public fleet maintenance for 42 years. He is a State of Michigan Master Certified Mechanic & is ASE Auto & Medium/Heavy Truck Certified. Sam received the MIAPWA 2005 Professional Manager of the Year – Fleet Management Award. He received the APWA Certified Public Fleet Professional Certification (CPFP) in 2007 and the APWA Top Ten Leader Award in 2008. In 2010, he received the APWA's Professional Manager of the Year - Public Fleet. In 2011, he was named Government Fleet Magazine - Public Sector Fleet Manager of the year. Sam was inducted into the Government Hall of Fame and received the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Kurt Ohnell

Kurt Ohnell

Fleet Manager, City of Bismarck, ND

Kurt Ohnell has been the Fleet Manager since 2013, overseeing 750 units, working with 13 different departments and divisions. Previously Kurt was a Service Technician for the Public Works Fleet Service Division. He has been with the City of Bismarck for 25 years. Kurt has over 40 years of experience in the automotive and equipment service industries. Kurt has served on various City committees and is part of the City’s Emergency Operations Team as the Logistics Chief. His focus is asset management, ensuring Departments have the needed assets or equipment to address the services they provide. Growth and sustainability are continual matters he and his staff work to address.


Marilyn Rawlings

Marilyn Rawlings

Fleet Manager, City of Cape Coral, FL

Marilyn Rawlings is the Fleet Manager for the City of Cape Coral Florida.  Rawlings led a team to transform Cape Coral’s fleet into both a Leading Fleet and a 100 Best Fleet (#42). She served as the first female president of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) in 2006. Lee County received the 2010 Fleet Masters Award and platinum Green Fleet certification from the AEMP. Cape Coral is currently working towards achieving non-generating status with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for hazardous waste. She works with novice fleet managers to help them become industry leaders.


Steve Riley

Steve Riley

Automotive Division Director, City of Coral Gables, FL

Steve Riley started his fleet management career after his retirement from the United States Army as a helicopter instructor pilot. Steve initially served as the director of fleet services for the City of Forest Park and later took the position as the assistant director for fleet operations, City of Atlanta. He is currently the automotive director for the City of Coral Gables. Steve has instructed many nationwide classes on fleet managed competition and fleet performance management. He personally researched and compiled an extensive library of performance audits, business plans, and standard operating procedures from fleets across North America. Steve is the author of the National Government Green Fleet Award criteria and Public Fleet Audit Self-Assessment Checklist.

Connie White-Arnold

Connie White-Arnold

Fleet Manager, City of Tampa, FL

Connie Arnold has been with the City of Tampa 10 years. She currently serves as the City of Tampa Fleet Manager. She has 34 years of experience in fleet management.  Connie oversees a budget of 18mil and is responsible for acquisition, disposition, maintenance management and fuel for the city’s 3200 vehicle fleet and 23 user departments.  Prior to joining the City, Connie served 22 years in the United States Air Force where she began her career as a vehicle mechanic, and retired as a Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent. She has led the City to 8 inclusions in the “100 Best Fleets”, 3 selections as a “Fifty Leading Fleets” and 6 consecutive years as an ASE certified “Blue Seal of Excellence” facility. She was nominated for the 2017 Public Fleet Manager of the Year award. She is a member of APWA, NAFA, FLAFGA and NAPW. Connie holds degrees in Applied Behavioral Science, Vehicle Maintenance, and Maintenance Production Management.

David Worthington

David Worthington

Fleet Manager, County of Sonoma Fleet Operations

David Worthington is the Fleet Manager for the County of Sonoma and has over 26 years of comprehensive management experience in automotive and truck related industries. The County has earned 29 international, national, state, regional, and local awards in the areas of Fleet Management, Environmental and Economic Leadership, Sustainability, Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Emergency Management, Transportation Efficiency Innovations and as a Leading Fleet in the industry. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern California Chapter of the Municipal Fleet Maintenance Association and the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition and on local, state and national committees and work-groups.

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“There is no better conference that speaks directly to the government fleet industry. The networking opportunities will serve you long term more than any other resource in our industry.”

-David Worthington, Fleet Manager, County of Sonoma Fleet Operations, Santa Rosa, CA

"The expo and conference were exceptional. A perfect balance of conference/training opportunities, an excellent vendor trade show, and premium opportunities to network with our peers and vendors."

-Don Miller, Director of Fleet, City of Kitchener, Kitchener, Ontario

Kelly Reagan

“Bobit continues to demonstrate that they know how to inform, educate and recognize government workers in the "public" sector fleet industry."

-Kelly Reagan, Fleet Administrator, City of Columbus Ohio, Columbus, OH

Richard Battersby

"GFX provides the single best opportunity for a fleet manager to become immersed in an event agenda focused on public/municipal fleet educational opportunities. This is also the single best event for networking with experienced fleet professionals."

-Richard Battersby, Manager, Equipment Services, City of Oakland, Oakland, CA

“GFX provides excellent opportunities to learn about the cutting edge technologies as well as learn from the leading fleets in the country. I would not miss it!”

-Doug Bond, Logistics Services Manager, Alameda County, Oakland, CA

“GFX is the best available value for sharing experience and knowledge in the public fleet sector. It is specific to the public sector, affordable for the audience it targets, and relevant to current needs.”

-Brian Reynolds, Director of Fleet Operations, Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, TX

“I thoroughly enjoyed GFX - the training/educational sessions were spot-on, and the opportunity to network with colleagues to discuss issues and potential solutions is priceless.”

-Lisa Bernier, Transportation Product Line Manager, U.S. Navy, Norfolk, VA

“GFX is the best value when it comes to learning from the best fleet managers in the industry. I've been to 10 GFX's and have seen it continually get better.”

-David Renschler, CPFP, Fleet Manager, City of Fairfield, Fairfield, CA

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