After an extensive nationwide search, NAFA is proud to announce the hiring of Hanan Bedri as Associate Director of Education. Bedri comes to NAFA with a strong background in developing educational efforts for not-for-profit organizations including previous positions with the Core Competency Group, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, and the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.
"Hanan brings an extremely diverse background to NAFA, which should be a great asset to our efforts," said NAFA's Executive Director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. "After attending college in Sudan, she did community health work in that country for several years before transferring to Southern New Hampshire University to study Community Economic Development. She then attained her Masters degree in Education and Human Resource Development from George Washington University in Washington, DC, which was her stepping stone into the not-for-profit education world."
Bedri most recently worked as a consultant with the Core Competency Group designing training programs for associations, as well as instituting competency models for clients. Before that, she was employed by the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, where she was in charge of the education division, including their online certification program, webcasts, and training programs. She also worked for the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, developing and managing all of their education programs.
"For me this is a wonderful opportunity to help the Association provide fleet professionals with a worthwhile educational experience that not only contributes to the knowledge base of the individuals involved but also to the overall professionalism of our industry," Ms. Bedri said.
Education plays a major role in NAFA. The Association produces Fleet Management Seminars throughout North America; regularly publishes books for fleet managers such as the Fleet Maintenance Operations Guide and the Fuel Management Guide; operates the oldest, largest, and most widely acclaimed professional certification program in the fleet management industry (Certified Automotive Fleet Manager – CAFM); and recently introduced the Certified Automotive Fleet Supervisor (CAFS) certification. NAFA looks forward to building upon these products and services under the guidance of Bedri.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA Fleet Management Association (nafa.org) is a not-for-profit, individual membership professional society serving the needs of members 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. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks.