Proven Strategies for Senior Fleet Leaders Tackling the Growing Shortage of Qualified Techs
April 18 • 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Baltimore Convention Center
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Fleet Director, Cobb County
Al Curtis, Public Fleet Hall of Fame Inductee and Fleet Services Director for Cobb County, boasts more than 27 years of industry expertise in both public and private sector settings. His last 18 years have been spent in Georgia where he is responsible for managing 2,500+ assets for Cobb County’s diverse fleet of vehicles and improving sustainability efforts to reduce the negative impact of greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2019, Al Curtis was awarded the legendary fleet lifetime achievement award. Under Al’s visionary leadership, the county added over 45 electric vehicles, 40 charging stations, significantly improved vehicle re-marketing values, and successfully implemented a distracted driver program which received national recognition.
Fleet Supervisor, NY/NJ
Jim Hineson is a General Maintenance Supervisor in the Central Automotive Division (CAD) at the Port Authority of NY and NJ where he manages over 2400 assets. With more than 20 years of experience, Jim is heavily involved in the agency’s EV initiatives and also manages CAD’s outreach program to bring awareness to the agency’s sustainability and operating practices.
Jim’s leadership along with the support of the entire CAD team, has helped the Port Authority to secure a spot as one of the top 3 agencies at NAFA FLEXY awards and rank #1 in the 100 Best Government Green Fleet Award for 2016 & 2019. Most recently winning the ACT Leading Public Fleet Award for 2021.
City of Stockton, CA Fleet
Makela has over 20 years’ experience in operations, finance, and administration for non-profit, corporate, retail and government organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and manages a fleet of approximately 950 assets.
Prior to entering her role as the City of Stockton’s Fleet Manager, Makela flourished as a Fleet Financial Analyst for San Joaquin County, California for 6 years. Under Makela’s leadership, her team increased fleet operational efficiencies by implementing sound auditing practices, establishing clear KPIs, and coordinating training opportunities for staff. Makela’s significant contributions enabled San Joaquin County Fleet Services to place #3 in the Government Fleet Leading Fleets for 2021.
Business Dev Officer, SHzoom
Matthew Booco, well-known for his innovative, forward-thinking leadership, is the Chief Business Development Officer at SHzoom. Matthew brings more than a decade of experience in the public sector – primarily in the municipal government space. Matthew is responsible for leading strategic planning initiatives, analyzing operations, sales, and marketing data, and identifying key growth areas.
Prior to SHzoom, Matthew served as a Fleet Analyst, a Fleet Manager, and most recently the Executive Director of General Services for the City of Westminster, Colorado. Booco holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. In October 2018, Booco received his Certified Automotive Fleet Manager certification from the NAFA Fleet Management Association.