Fleet Forward: The Tour - Port of Los Angeles | Seminars + Ride & Drive + Reception

A Regional Experience
Fleet Forward: The Tour 2024 - Complementary registration for qualifying fleets*

Fleet Forward: The Tour is a one-day, regional event where fleet operators can drive EVs, experience other new technologies behind the wheel, network with peers, and take in educational sessions. Each location has exclusive access to new fleet technologies in a hands-on Ride and Drive. The day also includes seminars, luncheon, and networking opportunities.


The educational sessions will have a special focus on the Advanced Clean Fleets regulation instituted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).


Topics include:

  • Understanding ACF compliance paths for public and private fleets
  • How to get the full amount of HVIP and other rebates and incentives
  • Insights into power needs for your EV depot
  • Creative solutions to build and finance infrastructure and EVSE
  • NAFA fleet manager’s roundtable

2024 Fleet Forward: The Tour events:

  • June 12, 2024: Port of Los Angeles, CA
  • Sept 10, 2024: Somerset, NJ

To qualify for a Fleet Full Conference Pass, you must be directly employed by the company or agency that operates a commercial, government or rental fleet. Suppliers or vendors to fleets and employees of fleet leasing and management companies, sales reps and individuals providing support services to a company or agency that owns or operates a commercial fleet or any other suppliers or vendors to flees do not qualify for a Fleet Full Conference Pass and must purchase a sponsorship. Registrations will be audited and those that do not comply will be cancelled. Please check admittance and cancellation policies below before registerin

Speaker and Presenter Information

Chris Brown
Associate Publisher & Emcee | Fleet Forward
Fleet Forward Conference/The Tour Emcee & Host

[email protected]


As associate publisher of Automotive Fleet (digital), Auto Rental News, Fleet Forward, and Business Fleet, Chris Brown covers all aspects of fleets, transportation, and mobility. Chris produces and emcees the annual International Car Rental Show, the largest event serving the auto rental industry worldwide. Chris also created and produces the Fleet Forward Conference and related regional Tour stops, the Fleet Safety Conference, and DeliveryCon, serving the last-mile delivery market. Chris has won publishing awards for editorial excellence including a Jesse H. Neal Award, three Folio: Eddie Awards, and three Maggie Awards. As an internationally recognized expert on fleets, auto rental and mobility, Chris has spoken at industry events in the U.S., Brazil, Ireland, and China. He has been sourced and quoted in national media such as Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio.


Bill Schankel, CAE

Bill Schankel, CAE, serves as the Chief Executive Officer for NAFA Fleet Management Association, the world’s largest membership association for individuals who manage the vehicular fleet and mobility responsibilities for their employers. Schankel joined the organization in September 2017 as NAFA’s Chief of Staff & Operations and served as NAFA’s Interim CEO from August 2019 through April 2020.


Prior to joining NAFA, Schankel spent the span of his career in roles leading associations, including serving as Executive Director for the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and America Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). Previously, Schankel has been responsible for strategic direction, operations, event management, and income development for associations including the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, New Jersey State Bar Association, and National Kitchen & Bath Association.


Eric Winterset
Fleet Services Manager (Interim) | City of Long Beach

Eric Winterset has worked in Fleet Management for 25 years. He is currently the Interim Fleet Services Manager for the City of Long Beach Fleet Services where he oversees five divisions (Fleet Maintenance, Acquisitions, Finance, Fuel & Facilities, and Towing Services. Eric previously worked for Ryder Transportation for 11 years and Golden Empire Transit for 6 years. He earned his B.A. in Business Administration in 2009 from University of Phoenix and sits on advisory boards for Long Beach City Automotive Program and Universal Technical Institute. Eric is a member of both NAFA and MEMA organizations.


Rick Azer
Association Vice President, Clean Transportation Growth Lead | Black & Veatch

Rick Azer is Associate Vice President for Black & Veatch and is the Solution Growth Lead for Clean Transportation. He is responsible for company strategy across commercial, utility and government client segments to extend Black & Veatch’s position as a leader in development and deployment of clean transportation infrastructure and distributed energy resources. Rick brings a global engineering and construction perspective to his work at Black & Veatch, where he was a founder in their Growth Accelerator – a team that champions cultural innovation and technological disruption throughout the company and industry. He has served as the Chair of Cleantech San Diego, supporting organization’s members and leadership on a mission to position the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech and smart cities economy. Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Rick worked for a number of years at Qualcomm managing teams implementing next generation wireless projects around the globe. Rick has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from ASU, a Master of Architecture and a MBA from Washington University, Saint Louis.


Lisa McGhee
ZEV Programs & Affairs Manager | Tom's Truck Center

Lisa McGhee, ZEV Programs and Affairs Manager, Tom’s Truck Center, a MHD Commercial Dealership selling ICE and ZEVs by Isuzu, Ford, Hino, Caterpillar, Nikola, GreenPower Motor Company, REE, Allison, UD Trucks. Lisa is responsible for new ZEV business opportunities, expanding the ZEV technology programs, educational tools, and advocate for ZEV policies & affairs. In addition to holding Class A and B commercial licenses, Lisa serves on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Truck Regulation Implementation Group (TRIG) and Infrastructure Committee.


Maria Neve
Vice President, eFMC | Inspiration Mobility

Maria Neve is Vice President, eFMC Services at Inspiration Mobility (“Inspiration”), the first Electrification Accelerator™, built from the ground up to accelerate the EV transition by enabling organizations of all sizes to reap the full benefits of fleet electrification as quickly and painlessly as possible.


As VP, eFMC Services, Maria leads the development and growth of the company’s EV-first suite of services that delivers traditional fleet management company services, and new solutions designed for EV fleets, including Charging-as-a-Service, At-home charging and reimbursement, and more.


Prior to Inspiration, Maria served as Vice President, Electrification and Sustainability at Wheels, and led critical fleet management and sales functions for Merchants Fleet.


Maria currently serves as Senior Vice President of NAFA Fleet Management Association, the world's premier not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. She is a highly sought-after expert and is frequently quoted by the media and invited to speak at industry conferences.


Maria holds a BA from The George Washington University.


David Renschler

Public Works Fleet Division Manager | City of Fairfield CA

David Renschler is the Public Works Fleet Division Manager for the City of Fairfield and has over 25 years of experience in the fleet industry with most of the time spent in Government service. He is currently responsible for keeping approximately 700 units in the City's fleet safe, serviceable, and on the road. David is currently the Vice Chairman for the Municipal Equipment Managers Association (MEMA NOR CAL). David holds over 20 ASE's and has gained the APWA's Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) designation. The City of Fairfield has also been in the top 100 Government Fleets for twelve years, the APWA Leading Fleets for two years, and received the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition "Clean Air Champion" Award. David has also received the APWA Fleet Manager of the year award for Northern California, SolanoTransportation Authority (STA) Transit Employee of the Year award as well as numerous other local and regional awards for his service in public fleet management.



Bruce Tuter
Supervisor | CARB (California Air Resources Board)
Bruce has 30 years of experience in air quality regulation. Since 2011, he has managed a team that provides outreach and education to medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) vehicle fleets. Most recently, that team was part of developing CARB’s Advanced Clean Fleet Regulation, overseeing the Innovative Small e Fleets incentives, developing educational programs that will assist these fleets to transition these vehicles, as well as other projects



Niki Okuk
Deputy Director, Trucks and Off-Road | Calstart
Niki Okuk is Deputy Director of Trucks and Off-Road. In this position, she works to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission medium and heavy duty trucks for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Clean Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP), funded by California Climate Investments (CCI). Okuk has substantial experience in the freight, trucking, and port operations as well as a long track record in environmental justice, building community capacity, and equity outcomes.

Niki Okuk holds a master’s in Business Administration from Nanyang University, a bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University, and a certificate in Sustainability from MIT Sloan School of Business.



Bradley Northup
Public Works Superintendent - Fleet Operations | City of Carlsbad
Bradley Northup is a NAFA Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) and seasoned fleet professional, combining his technical expertise with a strategic business mindset, Bradley has over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive and fleet industry.

With an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University Bradley has cultivated a comprehensive understanding of both the technical and managerial aspects of fleet operations.

Throughout his career, Bradley has exhibited strong leadership, guiding teams across diverse sectors, including public and private entities. His commitment to public fleet management spans 14 years, during which he has held pivotal roles, contributing significantly to the efficiency and effectiveness of fleet operations.

Actively engaged in both local and national fleet management associations, Bradley serves as chair for the NAFA Pacific Southwest group of fleet managers, vice chair to the San Diego Clean Cities Coalition advisory board, vice chair to the NAFA national government affairs committee, and member of the NAFA CAFM Commission.

In addition to his leadership roles, Bradley is deeply involved in supporting the development of regulations that govern fleet operations. He plays a crucial role in the California Air Resources Board's Truck Regulations Implementation Group (TRIG), serving as Co-chair of the Rules & Provisions group. Through his involvement, Bradley contributes to developing pragmatic policies that promote sustainability, and environmental responsibility throughout the fleet industry.


Mike Camnetar
Fleet Services Manager & NAFA President | General Mills, Inc.



Bob Mossing
Manager - Fleet Support & Operations | Davey Resource Group



Amy McAdams
Fleet Manager | Climate Pros



Beth Cooley
Director of Fleet Management | Commonwealth of Virginia

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, GSA, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, Federal Government, State & Local Government, Private and Commercial Fleet Agencies

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Wed, Jun 12, 2024, 7:30am - 5:00pm


Fleet Full Conference Pass:  $0.00

Doubletree San Pedro-Port of Los Angeles by Hilton
2800 Via Cabrillo-Marina in the Madeo Ballroom
San Pedro, CA 90731
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