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Speaker Presentations


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



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



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



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

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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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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