The Oklahoma Public Fleet Management Association (OPFMA) announced its new board members at the group’s fourth annual convention in Tulsa, Okla., on Oct. 10.
John Reel from the City of Tulsa was elected as president of the group. Mike Wallace, City of Tulsa, is vice president; Clayton Norrell from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is associate vice president; Randy Cloud from Tulsa Transit is treasurer; Caitlin Sowders, City of Weatherford, is the social media representative; and Diane Whalen from the City of Tulsa is secretary. The board also consists of three members at large, three vendor representatives, and past presidents Brian Franklin from the City of Tulsa, Robert Swepston from the City of Muskogee, John Maehs from the City of Stillwater, and Dennis Bothell from the City of Lawton.
The two-day event brought together 260 fleet professionals from 21 states, 58 different cities, and 90 fleet and service organizations. Sixty technicians participated in hands-on training, and 50 automotive students attended from Tulsa Union High School and Tulsa Technology Center. The event featured Public Fleet Summit speakers Dave Seavey, John Hunt, and Sam Lamerato.
The Oklahoma Clean Cities Coalition facilitated an alternative fuels panel and discussed electric, compressed natural gas, and propane fuels, as well as driverless vehicle technology. After-hours networking occurred at the Tulsa Greenwood Cultural Center where attendees enjoyed live music.