2014 State Fleet Manager s Workshop Burlington, Vermont Workshop Brochure. Registration Information Agenda Hotel Transportation

2014 State Fleet Manager s Workshop Burlington, Vermont Workshop Brochure Updated September 15, 2014 Registration Deadline September 25, 2014 Registration Information Agenda Hotel Transportation Special
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2014 State Fleet Manager s Workshop Burlington, Vermont Workshop Brochure Updated September 15, 2014 Registration Deadline September 25, 2014 Registration Information Agenda Hotel Transportation Special Thanks to our Title Sponsor, WEX, Inc. Special thanks to all of our workshop sponsors! The 2014 NCSFA State Fleet Manager s Workshop is a joint effort of NCSFA and the State of Vermont, Fleet Management Services. Special thanks to Harmony Wilder for hosting this workshop in beautiful Burlington, Vermont during the peak fall color season! We invite you to join us and take part in this intensive workshop designed for state and government fleet managers where the presenters are fleet managers. We trust that you will find the curriculum challenging and the networking with your peers worth the trip! Any questions about the workshop can be directed to Hope to see you in Vermont! Barb Bonansinga Sam Lee Harmony Wilder State of Illinois State of Utah State of Vermont NCSFA President Workshop Curriculum Chair Workshop Host REGISTRATION INFORMATION To register, go online to and click on the workshop logo on the home page. Fleet Managers: No registration fee Corporate Partners: $300 per person Included in your registration are the following: Lunches on Tuesday, October 7 th and Wednesday, October 8 th Dinner Cruise on Wednesday, October 8 th Daily refreshment breaks Educational sessions are open to all registered attendees Guests for the Dinner Cruise: If registered attendees want to bring guests to the Dinner Cruise they are welcome to attend at a cost of $60.00 per person. The Dinner Cruise is included for all registered attendees. Please contact NCSFA at to register and arrange pre-payment for guests. KEYNOTE SPEAKER DAN CHASE Abraham Lincoln's Legacy as a Model for Leadership Returning for a second year at our workshop is Dan Chase. We received excellent reviews last year on Dan s presentation, Restoring the Honor of Public Service. Join us this year and hear his motivational presentation on Abraham Lincoln s Legacy as a Model for Leadership. Dan Chase is originally from Laie, Hawaii. He has been involved with leadership training in the public, private, and education sectors and currently serves as the Training Manager for the State of Utah s Department of Human Resource Management. He has been an adjunct faculty member for the Organizational and Leadership Strategy Department at Brigham Young University (BYU) and the Communications Department and Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. He earned an M.P.A. from BYU and is currently finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Utah with a research emphasis on organizational and public leadership. Mr. Chase and his wife Annie reside in Riverton, Utah, and have one son, Dallas. AGENDA All workshop sessions will be held in the Lake Champlain Salon room. Tuesday, October 7th 7:00 8:00 AM Breakfast on your own 8:00 8:15 AM Registration/Badge Pick-up/Networking 8:15 8:45 AM Welcome Barb Bonansinga, Fleet Manager, State of Illinois, NCSFA President State of Vermont 8:45 9:15 AM Introduction of attendees, workshop goals, review of workshop format and outline Barb Bonansinga, Fleet Manager, State of Illinois, NCSFA President 9:15 10:00 AM Balancing a compliance vs. a customer service role as a fleet manager Harmony Wilder, Fleet Manager, State of Vermont, NCSFA Workshop Host 10:00 10:30 AM Refreshment Break: Sponsored by: 10:30 11:30 AM NCSFA benchmarking data presentation. Information gathered from the most recent NCSFA survey will be presented Sam Lee, Former Fleet Director, State of Utah 11:30 to Noon Case study in government fleet consolidation Willie Bradley, Fleet Manager, State of Alabama Department of Transporation Noon 2:00 PM Lunch at the Ice House Restaurant All attendees welcome the restaurant is a three block walk from the Hilton Co-sponsored by: Quigley Motor Company, Inc. and Mansfield Oil Company 2:00 2:45 PM The importance of Key Performance Indicators in the management of your fleet. How KPI's are making a difference for the City of Boston. Jim McGonagle, Fleet Director, City of Boston Tuesday, October 7th 2:45 3:30 PM Fuel card strategies to control fraud and misuse Stan Perkins, Assistant State Fleet Manager, State of Missouri, NCSFA Secretary 3:30 3:45 PM Refreshment Break Sponsored by Chevin 3:45 4:30 PM Using technology for reservations and key distribution/return in a short term vehicle pool environment Deborah Stevens, State of Michigan 4:30 5:00 PM Prisoner transport vehicle display from the State of Vermont. The specially equipped vehicle will be parked outside the Hilton Hotel and a Vermont Corrections Officer will be on hand to answer any questions about the vehicle 5:00 PM Dinner on your own Wednesday, October 8th 7:00 8:00 AM Breakfast on your own 8:00 9:30 AM Leadership Development Training Keynote Speaker: Dan Chase -- Abraham Lincoln's legacy as a model for leadership Sponsored by ARI 9:30 10:00 AM Refreshment Break Sponsored by Invers 10:00 10:45 AM Things that worked in a decentralized fleet some that didn t for the State of Georgia Ed Finnegan, Fleet Director, State of Georgia Wednesday, October 8th 10:45 Noon NCSFA Business Meeting Noon 1:30 PM Call for nominations, voting and ratification of Executive Committee Members Financial, membership reports from the NCSFA Secretary and Treasurer Lunch at Hilton Hotel & 2014 NCSFA Award Presentations Location: Seasons on the Lake Room Fleet Excellence Award Environmental Leadership Award Distinguished Member Award Co-sponsored by: Verizon Networkfleet and Mohawk Lifts 1:30 2:15 PM Best Practices from the State of New Mexico Fleet James Chavez, Fleet Manager, State of New Mexico 2:15 3:00 PM Maintenance and repair of natural gas vehicles Richard Coulson, Director of Fleet Services, City of Los Angeles 3:00 3:15 PM Refreshment Break Sponsored by: 3:15 4:00 PM Briefing on recent Federal regulations (e.g., the EPA and NHTSA MY corporate average fuel economy and GHG emissions standards final rule, EPA s Tier 3 final rule) that may have an impact on State fleets vehicle acquisition decisions going forward, including a summary of the regulatory programs and relevant alternative fuel vehicle production incentives and disincentives. Ira Dassa, New West Technologies, LLC 4:00 4:30 PM Review of the NCSFA web page, including the members only page and FORUM capabilities Cindy Dixon, Fleet Manager, State of Missouri, NCSFA President-Elect Wednesday, October 8th 4:30 4:45 PM Personal time before the Ethan Allen Dinner Cruise 4:45 5:15 PM Walk from Hilton Hotel to the dock Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen Dine with us aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen and leaf peep on beautiful Lake Champlain while networking with your peers. Promises to be a great time! Sponsored by: 5:15 7:30 PM Boarding begins at 5:10 PM, departs 5:30 PM Guests of registered attendees are welcome to come to this event at a cost of $60 per person. Guests must preregister. Thursday, October 9th 7:00 8:00 AM Breakfast on your own 8:00 8:45 AM Rightsizing your fleet count, controlling growth of fleet vehicles and removing underutilized vehicles Barb Bonansinga, Fleet Manager, State of Illinois, NCSFA President 8:45 9:30 AM I have a question roundtable discussion. NCSFA Executive Committee members, Chris Hoffman and Cindy Dixon, will facilitate a roundtable discussion using questions gathered at the workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday. 9:30 9:45 AM Refreshment Break SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE 9:45 10:30 AM Selling fleet vehicles at the end of life. Internal vs. commercial sales outlets including on-line sales outlets and a case study on the best value for your fleet Annette Spitsbergen, Fleet Manager, State of Wyoming 10:30 11:15 AM Compliance with EPACT Requirements A refresher on EPAct requirements, the various means to comply with the Program, and an update on the 2014 final rule allocating credits for acquisition of certain electric drive vehicles and investments in alternative fuel infrastructure, non-road equipment, and emerging technology. An overview of the EPAct program will also be provided addressing upcoming regulatory activities, outreach and compliance assistance, and general program dynamics. Ted Sears, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 11:15 11:45 AM Review of the workshop - What did you learn? What idea will you take home and implement in your fleet? Cindy Dixon, Fleet Manager, State of Missouri HOTEL INFORMATION The workshop will be held at the Hilton Burlington (please book through this link to get the NCSFA group rate). All sessions will be held at the Hilton hotel. The deadline to book at the Hilton Burlington under the NCSFA group rate has expired. Overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Hilton Burlington hotel offers stunning views and is the only full-service hotel in downtown Burlington. The hotel is steps from Church Street Marketplace, a lively mix of shops, restaurants and attractions. Enjoy complimentary shuttle service for Burlington International Airport, located just ten minutes from this Burlington, VT hotel. Address: 60 Battery Street, Burlington, Vermont Hotel Phone: Group Rate: $179 per night (available to attendees for October 6-9, 2013) Reference: National Conference of State Fleet Administrators' to receive the group rate OTHER HOTELS IN THE AREA (within 3-4 blocks of the Hilton) (Provided for informational purposes only, NCSFA does not have a contract with these hotels) Courtyard Burlington Harbor 25 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT (802) Hotel Vermont 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT (855) Wilson Hotel 41 Main St Burlington, VT (802) TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION Complimentary shuttle service - The Burlington Hilton Hotel offers a shuttle service from the Burlington International Airport to the Hotel as requested. The shuttle service is available from 6 AM to 10 PM. Shuttle service to the airport is available from the Hotel at the top of every hour. Taxi Service - The Burlington Hilton Hotel is approximately 4 miles from the airport and costs approximately $13 for local taxi service. MEETING LOCATION All workshop meetings will be held in Hilton Burlington hotel in the Lake Champlain Salon room.
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