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APFMA Approves New Officers at Annual Conference

June 19, 2013

The Arkansas Public Fleet Managers Association (APFMA) voted in new officers at its annual conference in Little Rock, Ark., in May. New board members are:

  • President: Jesse Beeks, CAFM, City of Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Vice President: Rex Suggs, City of West Memphis, Ark.
  • Treasurer: Barbara Olsen, City of Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Members at Large; Greg Speas, City of Hot Springs, Ark.; Franklin Griffin, City of North Little Rock
  • Vendor Representatives: John Ivy, O’Reilly Auto Parts; and Robert Mooney, Truck Centers of AR
  • Project Manager: Gale Blackburn, APFMA Project Office

The two-day conference, which took place May 9-10, consisted of educational sessions, a vendor showcase, and product demonstrations. Industry experts spoke about outsourcing, alternative fuels such as propane and compressed natural gas (CNG), replacement schedules, standardizing a fleet, and volume purchasing.

A group of fleet managers founded the APFMA in 2007. Its purpose is to increase the knowledge and ability of local governmental fleet managers, administrators, and technicians; to promote the exchange of information between members, and to support the functions and the aims of the association.

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