Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. As fans cheered "RU-DY, RU-DY," he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. Today, Rudy entertains audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He has appeared on various high profile nationally televised talk shows and radio shows across the country, and is featured in national magazine publications. Rudy received the Distinguished American Award, was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, and spoke at the White House during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He co-founded the Rudy Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen communities by offering scholarships in education, sports, and the performing arts.
Mike Cleary has a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology from California State University, Fresno. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He currently owns his own shop, Cleary Automotive, specializing in high tech diagnosis and repairs on automobiles and light trucks. An internationally recognized trainer, he presents high tech driveability, electronics, and shop management training for technicians and shop owners worldwide for his training company, Automotive Technical Support Services, in addition to writing automotive diagnostics articles for industry trade magazines. He has many years of experience as an automobile technician and manager in independent shops and dealerships.
Rob Donahue has been working in the Fleet Management space for over 11 years with TomTom, Networkfleet, and Lytx. Rob is a Senior Director and the Commercial Leader for the Government practice at Lytx, a San Diego based company providing video based driver risk management that uses analytical data to help risk identify and reduce risk. With Lytx Rob has the pleasure of working with Denver, Baltimore, Atlanta, and Fairfax County, VA. With these organizations the Lytx DriveCam solution has proven to reduce risk, protect the reputation of these organizations and their employees, reduce costs and most importantly save lives.
Kelly Reagan has over 30 years’ experience in the fleet industry and manages a fleet of 6,500 units, approximately a $35 million budget, a $7 million general fund annual replacement budget, and $25 million capital replacement budget. He was inducted into the Public Fleet Managers Hall of Fame in 2015, Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year 2016 and the City of Columbus was named #1 Leading Fleet in 2016. Kelly has been responsible for pioneering alternate fuel in the Midwest, specifically Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The city of Columbus was also the recipient of the Smart City Challenge. He co-chairs within the Smart City department for all elements involving fleet EV & EVSE planning, implementation and operation for the city. He also shepherded the largest solar project of its kind in Ohio with 2,650 solar panels installed on the roof of the central Fleet Management Facility.
Todd Richardson retired honorably from the US Army at the rank of First Sergeant in 2006 after 21 years of service. After the military Todd moved on to serve as the Fleet Manager for the Town of Castle Rock, CO. and Douglas County, CO. he now serves as the Director of Fleet Management for the City and County of Denver, which was ranked #7 in 2017. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Colorado Technical University and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his outstanding performance and leadership while deployed in Iraq in 2004.
Clay Siegert is responsible for leading sales, supply chain and production at XL Hybrids. Prior to co-founding XL Hybrids, Clay was in strategic roles at Hudson Capital Group, an energy commodity trading firm, Smart Energy, a deregulated electricity and gas supplier, and Start Space, a consumer products company. Clay earned a master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from MIT, and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College. While at MIT, Clay conducted his thesis on strategies for grid-scale energy storage applications. Clay also co-authored an MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics research study on vehicle-to-grid opportunities for corporate fleets.
Steven Saltzgiver is a Manager and consultant with Mercury Associates, Inc. His prior experience includes managing public, private and non-profit fleet operations with over 52,000 assets with budgets exceeding $1B. He served as VP for Coca-Cola and Republic Services and the state fleets of Utah and Georgia. He is recognized for his achievements in data analysis, bench marking, and cost reduction, sustainability and telematics. He is widely quoted in industry publications and was twice nominated for Automotive Fleet Manager of the Year. He is recipient of the Honda Environmental Leadership award, NCSFA Distinguished Service Award and Fleet Technology Expo Sustainable Fleet. He is a member of the Government Fleet Hall of Fame and recipient of the Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kevin Schlangen, CPFP, CAFM, CEM graduated from Alexandria Technical College in Minnesota with a degree in diesel mechanics. Kevin began working in the private sector for contractors and heavy equipment dealerships as a technician and manager. In 1990 he was hired as the fleet manager for Dakota County, Minnesota. With 36 years of experience in fleet management, he holds three fleet professional certifications that include the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP), Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) and Certified Equipment Manager (CEM). Kevin and the Dakota County Fleet Team have received numerus local and national awards for their programs and accomplishments.
An industry professional since 1977, Bob spent the last 25 years of his career in the public sector as the Fleet Director for 2 large counties in Florida and then for the City of San Antonio, Tx. Bob operates an independent consulting firm working with public and private sector fleets. Bob is charter member of the Public Fleet Hall of Fame, a three time recipient of the Bell Canada Goill Award for Fleet Innovation, Fleet Manager of the Year recipient from the American Trucking Association. He has a CPM and CPFP and is Past President of the Florida Association of Government Fleet Administrators. Married for 46 years, Bob has two children, their son is a Lt. Colonel currently deployed, their daughter is an RN.
Michael Terreri is the Fleet Projects Manager at Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) where he directs a portfolio of federal, state and regional fleet incentive, technical assistance and continuing education projects. Terreri helps fleets successfully deploy clean transportation technologies to support emissions and cost reduction goals. Prior to working at CSE, Terreri worked on similar projects across the Southeast United States, primarily in Tennessee and North Carolina; and New York. He is best known for his work on alternative fuel vehicle utilization benchmarking.
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 $262 million. Jeff has written numerous articles related to fleet operations, snow preparedness, and alternative fuels use.
Brent has 23 years of experience in the fleet management and acquisition industries to include time in the private, public and military sectors with 10 years of work with large government fleet operations. He has an Engineering degree from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Brent is a second time presenter at the GFX and is currently serving as the Director of the Fleet Management Department for Pasco County, Florida.
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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