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. 

Mahanth Joishy

Mahanth Joishy

Superintendent, City of Madison Fleet

Mahanth Joishy is Fleet Superintendent for Madison, Wisconsin. He previously worked for 16 years in New York City government as a fleet and operations professional at Parks from 2001-2011 and DCAS from 2012-2017. Mahanth oversaw the safety program for the New York City owned fleet of 30,000 vehicles and 85,000 drivers. He worked on Hurricane Sandy emergency response, including a regional fueling crisis and handling thousands of flooded boats and vehicles. He was also a lead on the New York City Vision Zero task force. Mahanth has done extensive work on vehicle safety, sustainability, and outreach with private and non-profit fleets.

Conference Speakers

Berke Attila

Berke Attila

Chief Financial Officer, City of Baltimore - Department of General Services

Berke Attila is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the government and private industry. He is a strong finance professional skilled in Business Improvement, Problem Solving, Government, Leadership, and Data Analysis.

 

Sara Burnam, CAFM

Sara Burnam, CAFM

Director, Fleet Management , Palm Beach County, FL

Sara Burnam, CAFM, has worked in Fleet Management for over 10 years. She is currently the Director of Fleet Management for Palm Beach County where she manages 3,100 assets, an operating budget of $50M, 14 fuel sites serving over 6,000 assets and 3 maintenance facilities. Sara previously worked for the State of Ohio and the Ohio State Patrol where she managed the fuel card program, and the annual fleet plans for 21 state agencies. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University and her CAFM in 2014. She currently serves as Chapter Chair for NAFA’s Sunshine State Chapter.

Tim Calhoun

Tim Calhoun

Fleet Director, Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators

Tim has been a part of both government and private fleet organizations for over 30 years. He is currently the Director of Fleet Management for a Fire Rescue Department in Florida. Tim served as President of the Florida Government Fleet Management Association (FLAGFA), from 2015 – 2016. During this time FLAGFA began establishing scholarships at National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited colleges and technical schools to develop the next generation of fleet technicians. In 2018, Tim earned the FLAGFA Presidential Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to FLAGFA and their scholarship programs. Tim has served as an active Advisory Board member for the Palm Beach State College Automotive and Diesel Programs. He also served as an Advisory Board Member for Government Fleet Magazine from 2015 to 2018, and wrote Government Fleet Article “Ultimate Recycling Program”.

Larry Campbell

Larry Campbell

Director of Fleet Operations, City of Fort Wayne Fleet Department

Larry has managed fleet facilities for 35 years, both private sector and municipalities.  Currently he manages the City of Fort Wayne’s fleet with over 2,400 units.  During his career he has been in charge of organizations with multiple facilities and he has overseen construction of three new facilities.  He has coordinated facility renovations and implemented new environmental practices to reduce waste to become “Green” compliant.  Focus on change and improvement is evident in technology, purchasing and environmental practices. He has produced an atmosphere of partnership with operators, department leaders, elected officials, vendors and members of surrounding municipalities.

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.

Kevin Devery

Kevin Devery

Fleet Manager, City of Tempe

Kevin Devery is the Fleet Manager for the forward-thinking city of Tempe, AZ. He and his organization have received the Leading Fleets Award from Government Fleet Magazine, the Top 100 Best Fleets in North America, and Top 100 Best Green Fleets in the Americas. He’s considered a leader in electric vehicle adoption by Phoenix area municipalities. In just over two years, Tempe has successfully implemented two dozen electric vehicles and infrastructure for 28 charging stations without any additional capital funding, budget increases or grants. He’ll share his strategies while facilitating the roundtable discussion on EVs at the 2019 GFX conference.

Neil Garrett

Neil Garrett

Manager, Business Development, Government, Geotab

Neil Garrett has jointly lead the Geotab Government sales and business development team for the past 4 years. He has focused exclusively on partnerships with public sector agencies and departments, and in the process has positioned Geotab as the chosen telematics platform for many of the world's largest Government fleets, including the GSA Fleet, Department of Homeland Security, New York City, and a number of States. Neil leverages a deep understanding of technology adoption and Government contracting to develop programs and strategies that improve public sector operating efficiency and safety.

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.

Mario Guzman

Mario Guzman

Director of Support Services, City of West Palm Beach

Mario Guzman has over 20 years in public fleet management experience. He has a master's degree in public administration and served in numerous roles throughout his career. Currently he manages the Fleet Management and Facilities Operations division for the City of West Palm Beach.

Michelle Hardy

Michelle Hardy

Government Sales Director, AT&T Fleet Complete

Michelle Hardy is the AT&T Fleet Complete Government Sales Director, and a veteran Fire Fighter. Michelle is responsible for helping transportation fleets in the government, first responder, and education sectors improve their operations. Michelle not only has dedicated her professional life to helping communities be safer, but is also the driving force behind the Fleet Complete’s Vision Zero Network partnership. Michelle is part of an elite group of child advocates, transportation safety and security experts who will not rest until every student rides on a bus that has the technology and safety standards required to see a “Vision Zero” outcome (no fatalities or serious injuries) become a reality for the student transportation industry.

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.

John King

John King

Fleet Management Director, City of Ocala

John King has 30+ years of experience in automotive technology that includes roles as an ASE Master Auto Tech, Service Writer, Operations Manager, Fleet Director, Instructor at Chicago’s Automotive Technical Institute, and member of MCPS Auto Business Advisory Council working to establish internship opportunities for high school students. In 2013, he initiated the opening of Central Florida’s first CNG station, resulting in annual savings of $300,000. He currently manages a municipal fleet of 1,750 vehicles/equipment and two fuel facilities. John has garnered a reputation for implementing creative solutions to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. John attended Northwestern University’s undergraduate program and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Rasmussen College.

Keith Leech Sr.

Keith Leech Sr.

Chief, Fleet Division & Parking Enterprise, Sacramento County, CA

Keith Leech Sr. currently leads Sacramento County's Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise.   The County of Sacramento is recognized as a trailblazer in implementing renewable fuels and innovative fleet technology projects driven by strategic business planning processes and data driven decisions.   Sacramento County’s fleet was among Government Fleet’s Leading Fleets for the last three consecutive years.   Keith was inducted into the Public Fleet Hall of Fame in 2017 by Government Fleet Magazine and APWA  and  received NAFA’s 2014 Fleet Excellence Awards for Excellence in Public Fleet Sustainability and Excellence in Fleet Leadership.   Keith  currently serves as Chairman of the Northern California Chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association and President of the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition.  

Tyler Mortensen

Tyler Mortensen

VP of Strategic & Government Business, GPS Insight

Tyler Mortensen moved to Phoenix, Arizona after graduating with a Marketing and Management degree from Southern Utah University in 2007. During his time in Arizona he’s raised three kids with his wife Ashley and together they enjoy fitness, the outdoors, traveling and watching their kids compete in sports. Professionally Tyler has worked in software and technology for over 12 years and has focused on helping organizations grow strategically by leveraging technologies that support their corporate initiatives. Currently, in his role at GPS Insight, Tyler and his teams help Enterprise and Government Organizations reduce cost, reduce risk, and increase revenue by connecting Telematics Data to their organizational goals and strategy.

Dania Rich-Spencer

Dania Rich-Spencer

Vice President, Automotive Innovation Group, Morpace

Dania is Vice President at Morpace, a top 50 global research and consulting firm serving. She is leading the company’s efforts to develop products that provide contextual understanding to complex data sets. Dania has applied her 20 years of automotive and consumer behavior research experience to create a suite of analytical tools designed to optimize Total Cost of Ownership for commercial vehicle owners and to improve product quality and brand loyalty for automotive OEMs. Dania holds a M.S. degree in Psychology from Walden University.

Mike Ross

Mike Ross

Core Fleet Product Group Manager, Samsara

Mike leads Samsara’s Core Fleet Product Group where he focuses on enabling customers to manage fleet operations, including communication, maintenance, compliance, dispatch, routing, scheduling, and analytics.  Previous to Samsara, Mike served in the United States Navy where he flew the F/A-18 as a fighter pilot and test pilot.  He holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford and an MS in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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.

Michael Schmall

Michael Schmall

Vice President, Mobility Group, Morpace

As part of the Mobility Group at Morpace, Michael works at the information and strategy development intersection of shared mobility, connected vehicle, ADAS electrification and autonomy with responsibilities centering on the future of the broad global transportation industry, including retail, commercial and fleet vehicles. Before coming to Morpace Michael co- founded Birmingham, MI based The Planning Edge, Inc. Prior to forming TPE, Michael was Director, Forecasting for J.D. Power and Associates in Troy, MI. He holds a BA from the University at Albany – New York and a MBA from The Ohio State University.

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.

Ed Smith

Ed Smith

President & CEO, Agile Fleet

Ed Smith is a subject matter expert in fleet management and fleet right-sizing, with extensive program management and systems engineering experience in the fleet industry. Having led the implementation of numerous complex fleet and motor pool automation projects, Mr. Smith specializes in the analysis of vehicle utilization data for accurate planning and execution of car sharing and right-sizing initiatives. Mr. Smith has been a featured speaker at numerous fleet industry events such as GFX and NAFA, and is frequently quoted in Government Fleet Magazine and FleetSolutions Magazine on right-sizing and other fleet-related topics.

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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