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Element Fleet Management Experts To Lead Educational Sessions At NAFA 2016 Institute And Expo


SPARKS, Md., April 13, 2016 - Element Financial Corporation (EFN:TSX), one of North America's leading fleet management and equipment finance companies, today announced that its consultative fleet experts will be featured in both the educational sessions and the exhibit space at the NAFA 2016 Institute and Expo, taking place in Austin, Texas from April 18-22.

At NAFA 2016, Element will focus on helping enable fleet managers to achieve an advantage today and confidently take on future challenges. Element, which will exhibit on Wednesday and Thursday in booth #741, will feature representatives from the company's Strategic Consulting group who focus on identifying hard-dollar savings and improving driver and vehicle productivity. Attendees are encouraged to visit the booth to discuss needs specific to their fleet.

"Fleet managers today demand a deeper understanding of their fleet's performance through the use of advanced analytics, and strive for ways to enable cost efficiency, safety and compliance," said Michele Cunningham, senior vice president, Products and Services for Element Fleet Management. "The NAFA Institute and Expo continues to be a valuable event for Element to help educate and empower those in our industry."

Mike Camnetar, strategic customer manager at Element, will lead sessions of NAFA's CAFM® Boot Camp, providing a valuable opportunity for those enrolled in the Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM®) and Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS) programs to become well-rounded and highly knowledgeable fleet professionals.

In addition, Cunningham will moderate the fleet costs and economic trends session on Tuesday, April 19. Additional experts from Element will address a variety of fleet-related topics at the event, including:

Heidi DiAngelo, Manager, Global Alliance
Monday 4/18: "International Fleet Academy" 1:00–5:30 pm
Tuesday 4/19: "Alternative Mobility: Lessons from Europe" 10:30 am–Noon

Jim Ludovico, Managing Director, West Region
Tuesday 4/19: "Negligent Entrustment: Why Don't You Know" 10:30 am–Noon

James Thompson, Manager, Strategic Consulting
Tuesday 4/19: "Fleet 2025 – Strategic Fleet Planning" 2:00–3:30 pm

Mark A. Smith, Vice President, Customer Experience
Tuesday 4/19: "Safety and the Generational Gap" 2:00–3:30 pm
Wednesday 4/20: "Making Meetings and Presentations Matter" 4:15–5:15 pm

Ken Johnson, Managing Director, Fleet Partnership Solutions 
Tuesday 4/19: "Change Management: Accelerating Change" 3:45–5:00 pm

Michele Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Products and Services
Nav Swamy, Treasurer
Bob Sandler, Senior Vice President, Strategic Consulting
Tuesday 4/19: "What You Need to Know about Fleet Cost and Economic Trends" 3:45–5:00 pm

Doug Peters, Leader, Advanced Analytics Products
Wednesday 4/20: "How Predictive Analytics is Impacting Fleet Management" 4:15 –5:15 pm

Rob Kooken, Managing Director, Truck Excellence
Mark Stumne, Manager, Truck Excellence
Thursday 4/21: "Upfitting Best Practices 101" 3:45–5:15 pm


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About Element Financial Corporation

With total assets of $25.2 billion, Element Financial Corporation is one of North America's leading fleet management and equipment finance companies. Element operates across North America in four verticals of the equipment finance market (Fleet Management, Rail Finance, Commercial & Vendor Finance, and Aviation Finance) and in Australia and New Zealand in the Fleet Management business.

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