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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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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