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

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Lt. General Russel L. Honoré

Lt. General Russel L. Honoré

Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, Global Preparedness Authority

As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, Lt. General Russel L. Honoré became known as the “Category 5 General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans. A decorated 37-year army veteran and global authority on leadership, Gen. Honoré is the go-to expert on CNN, Fox, MSNBC and CBS on emergency and disaster preparedness and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria crisis management. His third book, Don't Get Stuck on Stupid!, challenges society in the age of the new normal—a business environment where change and unpredictability are constants, and individual resilience is mandatory. 

Conference Speakers

Marc Canton

Marc Canton

Senior Consultant, Mercury Associates, Inc.

Marc has over 20 years of experience in transportation, logistics and fleet management, including technology and software implementation, the development of driver/staff training modules and curricula, fleet management policy, vendor management, strategic planning, and process reengineering. He manages and participates in best practices assessments, which include maintenance and repair, asset allocation, utilization, acquisition and disposal practices; cost of service modeling and chargeback analysis; implementation planning; both zero-based asset definitions requirements and utilization-based fleet rightsizing studies; and motor pool utilization and consolidation studies. He has presented at notable fleet industry conferences, such as NAFA, the NTEA Work Truck Show, NCSFA, and the iP Utilities Safety Conference.

Dain Giesie

Dain Giesie

Assistant Vice President, Business Development, Enterprise Fleet Management

Dain Giesie oversees government marketing and partner relationships, as well as Enterprise Fleet Management’s client advisory board, strategic initiatives and overall marketing efforts. The business provides full-service management for companies, government agencies, and organizations operating medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles, as well as those seeking an alternative to employee reimbursement programs. Giesie started his Enterprise career in Texas as a Management Trainee in 2001, shortly after graduating from Sam Houston State University. After a year in rental, Giesie was promoted to Account Executive on the Fleet Management team in Houston. Nine years later, he was promoted to Director of Fleet Management in Pittsburg. In 2013, Giesie moved to the company’s corporate headquarters in St. Louis to oversee Enterprise Fleet Management’s government business. He earned a promotion to his current role in 2017.

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.

Steve Saltzgiver

Steve Saltzgiver

Director of Business Development, Mercury Associates Inc.

Steve Saltzgiver is with Mercury Associates working with all fleet sectors focusing on process improvement, cost reduction, and optimization. He has managed over 50,000 assets with annual operating budgets exceeding $1.5B. He was VP at Coca-Cola, Republic Services and state fleet director for Utah and Georgia. Mr. Saltzgiver is recognized for achievements in data analysis, benchmarking, cost reductions, sustainable fleet, and telematics deployment. Mr. Saltzgiver is the recipient of the 2000 Honda Leadership award, 2005 NCSFA Distinguished Service Award, 2015 FTX Sustainable Fleet of the Year, Government Fleet Manager Hall of Fame inductee, and 2017 Government Fleet Legendary Achievement Award recipient. Saltzgiver has a CAFS with a BSBM and MAOM degrees.

Rudy Six

Rudy Six

CEO, INVERS Mobility Solutions

Rudy Six was part of the founding team at INVERS in 1995, helping to build the technology and workflows behind the original products. In 2002, Rudy saw the market potential of the company’s technology in North America and started INVERS Mobility Solutions. Since then, Rudy has worked closely with public and private sector fleets, as well as carsharing operators worldwide to improve their day-to-day operations. Rudy now oversees the growth and continuous development of INVERS products to better help fleet managers save costs and optimize vehicle use.

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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Testimonials

“Right place, Right people, Right time. We'll be back next year!”

-Rocky Rock, Sales Operations Manager, PureForge, Poway, CA

“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

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

“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

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

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

“This conference is by far the most informative for government fleet professionals. I have brought back new ideas to implemented in our shop every time I have attended."

-Paul Colell, Fleet Service Manager, Town of Castle Rock, Castle Rock, CO

“GFX is the only place on the planet where you'll find the best government fleet minds all assembled at one location.”

-Craig Croner, Administrative Services Manager, City of Boise, Boise, ID

Mark Stevens

“I can shamefully admit that after nearly 40 years as Fleet Manager this was my first GFX, but happy to report not my last! I loved the "Campfire" sessions & how they were able to address specific situations and challenges."

-Mark Stevens, Fleet Manager, City of Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

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

“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

“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

“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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