The Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) has selected three leaders as its 2020 President’s award winners for their dedication to advance AFLA and the corporate fleet management profession, AFLA has announced. This year’s winners are Diana Holland, Suresh Rajapakse, and Ted Roberts.
Diana Holland, vice president strategic pursuits at Merchants Fleet, is being recognized for her strong dedication to AFLA, support in formulating and launching the Women in Fleet Management (WIFM) Mentorship Program and work toward strengthening AFLA’s educational programming through her work on both the conference and Digital Learning task forces.
Suresh Rajapakse, vice president of Account Management at Wheels, Inc., is being recognized for his work to revitalize and revamp AFLA’s year-round educational membership benefits as chair of the Digital Learning Task Force. This year, the task force launched the monthly Coffee Break series and revitalized the AFLA whitepaper library, including the publication of three whitepapers this year. His commitment to AFLA continues with his involvement on the Communications Task Force where he features as an author monthly in the Fleet Insight newsletter.
Ted Roberts, co-founder and chief content officer at Fleet Management Weekly, is being recognized for the strategic vision and guidance provided in his role as Communications Task Force Chair. The reshaping of the monthly membership newsletter and strategic approach to leveraging AFLA’s online channel communications has led to a 30% increase in key followership, amplifying the AFLA mission.
“It is my privilege to recognize the strong commitment to both AFLA and the corporate fleet industry by these three individuals, and thank them for their time, talents and efforts towards governing AFLA,” said AFLA President Katie Keeton.
AFLA’s President’s Awards are given at the discretion of the elected president.