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Speaker Presentations

2019

Taking Back Fleet: Our Journey to Bringing Maintenance Back In-House
Presenter: Larry Campbell, City of Fort Wayne, IN, in conversation with Sara Burnam, Director, Fleet Management, Palm Beach County, FL

Fleet Foundations: Developing the Best Specifications for Vehicles and Equipment
Presenter: Jeff Tews, City of Milwaukee, WI

When Should You Lease Vehicles?
Moderator: Keith Leech, County of Sacramento
Panelists: Bob Crowe, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions; Dain Giesie, Enterprise; Julie Johnson, Ryder; Maria Neve, Merchants Fleet

Incentivizing Employees: How Baltimore Avoided over $900K in Costs Over 12 Months
Presenters: Chichi Nyagah-Nash and David Martin, Baltimore City Department of General Services

Smart Fleets, Smart Cities: Fleet's Growing Role in the Creation of Smart Cities
Moderator: Chris Brown, Executive Editor, Auto Rental News
Panelist: Michael Allegretti, Rubicon Global; Neil Garrett, Geotab; Brad Salazar, City & County of Denver

Roundtable: Electric Vehicles: When They Make Sense and How to Implement Them
Facilitators: Kevin Devery, City of Tempe, AZ; Mark Stevens, City of Sacramento, CA

How Tech-Savvy Millennials Will Change the Future of Fleet Management
Presenters: Michael Schmall, Dania Rich-Spencer, Escalent

How to Optimize Parts and Inventory Management with Consignment
Presenter: John King, City of Ocala, FL

Mentorship, Advancement, and Training: How to Retain Your Staff 
Presenter: Tim Calhoun, Director of Fleet Management, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

 

2018

CPFP: Certification Basics and How It Can Advance Your Career
Presenter: Jeffrey Tews, CPFP, City of Milwaukee, WI

Extending Equipment Uptime & Life Through Contamination Control 
Presenter: Brian Redpath, Caterpillar Inc.

Facility Construction and Renovation: What Every Fleet Manager Should Know
Presenters: John Manring, County of San Diego, CA; David Worthington, County of Sonoma, CA

How to Streamline Workflow in Your Shop
Presenter: Mike Cleary, ATSS/Cleary Auto

Paving the Way for Connected, Autonomous & Electric Vehicles
Presenter: Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, OH

Prevent Brain Drain: How to Create an Effective Succession Plan
Presenter: Steven Saltzgiver, Mercury Associates Inc.

Utilizing Internal Service Fund Rates to Modify User Behavior
Presenter: Brent Wahl, Pasco County, FL

 

2017

Designing Application-Specific Truck and Van Upfits Using Data
Presenter: Chris Lyon, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry

Preparing Your Operation for Electric Vehicles
Panelist: Doug Bond, Alameda County

Preparing Your Operation for Electric Vehicles
Panelist: Al Curtis, Cobb County, GA

Preparing Your Operation for Electric Vehicles
Panelist: Stanley John, City of New York, NY

Preparing Your Operation for Electric Vehicles
Panelist: Evan Speer, California Department of General Services

Contract Management: Discover What’s Ideal and What’s Downright Unacceptable
Presenter: Tammy Rimes, Tammy Rimes Consulting

What Fleets Need To Know Now About the Self-Driving Vehicle Future
Panelist: Brian Bowden, General Motors

What Fleets Need To Know Now About the Self-Driving Vehicle Future
Panelist: Tony Gratson, Ford Motor Company

Tier 4 Engines and How They Affect Fleet Management and Maintenance
Panelist: Matthew Szuck, FPT North America, a Brand of CNH Industrial

The New Way to Calculate Asset Lifecycles
Presenter: Paul Milner, Utilimarc

Breakfast and General Session: Trump and Your Operation: What’s Coming
Presenter: Ken Kies, Federal Policy Group, LLC

Unique Financing Options for Backlogged Vehicle Replacements
Presenters: Berke Attila and Chichi Nyagah-Nash, City of Baltimore, MD

Remarketing: How You Are Leaving Money on the Table
Presenter: Conner Humphrey, IronPlanet

Renewable Diesel: Facts from Fleet Users
Presenters: Richard Battersby, City of Oakland, CA; Gary Lentsch, CAFM, Eugene Water and Electric Board

 

2016

How Connected Vehicles Will Affect the Fleets of Tomorrow
Presenter: Egan Smith, U.S. Department of Transportation

Lessons from Detroit: How to Survive During the Toughest Economic Times
Presenters: Craig Rice, City of Detroit, MI; Jon White, Jon White, Inc.

Preparing for the Retirement Wave: How to Create a Succession Plan
Presenters: Ryan Crabtree and Ron Lindsey, City Of Anaheim, CA

Corporate vs. Government: The Top Transferable Best Practices
Presenter: Steve Saltzgiver, Mercury Associates, Inc.

How Many Technicians Do You Really Need?
Presenter: Christopher Shaffer, Utilimarc

Opening Keynote Address: Strategic Leadership to Empower Your Workforce
Keynote Speaker: Bill Griffiths, Montgomery County, MD

New Data and How to Use It to Your Benefit
Presenter: Bill Griffiths, Montgomery County, MD

How One City Determined Its True Cost to Own, Operate, Maintain, and Replace Its Fleet
Pesenter: Mike Wiederkehr, City of Glendale, CA