Of the NAFA Fleet Management Association’s full class of 2018/2019 CAFM (Certified Automotive Fleet Manager) graduates, more than half are public sector fleet professionals. The class officially closed with the on-site graduation walk at the 2019 Institute & Expo, which took place in April.
The CAFM identifies excellence in fleet management. Succession completion of the program requires passing all eight of the following disciplines within a three-year period: asset management, business management, financial management, information management, maintenance management, professional development, risk management, and vehicle fuel management.
This year’s class consisted of 21 graduates. Of these, 12 are government fleet professionals:
- Kevin Callahan, CAFM, fleet manager, City of Auburn, Ala.
- Randy Collin, CAFM, fleet operations manager, City of Madera, Calif.
- Tyler Eisenschenk, CAFM, fleet mechanic, Stearns County, Minn.
- Philip Faustin, CAFM, lead mechanic, Denver Public Schools, Colo.
- Faisal Iqbal, CAFM, supervisor - fleet and municipal services, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Steven Knapp, CAFM, fleet manager, City of Chula Vista, Calif.
- Lance Knudtson, CAFM, fleet supervisor, Chelan County Public Utility District, Wash.
- Timothy Melser, CAFM, fleet manager, City of Minneapolis, Minn.
- John Nelson, CAFM, shop foreman, Calgary Fire Department, Alberta, Canada
- Zachary Shepherd, CAFM, fleet mechanic foreman, City of Clayton, Mo.
- Mike Wallace, CAFM, fleet maintenance manager, City of Tulsa, Okla.
- Jerry Ward, CAFM, shop operations supervisor, City of Seattle Fleet & Facilities Department, Wash.