More than 100 fleet professionals are registered for the 63rd annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference to be held June 5-8. Also registered are 240 representatives from more than 95 manufacturers and service providers.

Data Driven Progress, a fleet panel discussion on benchmarking practices, will take place during the EUFMC 2016 General Session educational program-- Solutions for Managing a Progressive Fleet. Panelists will include John Adkisson, Fleet Manager at PPL Electric Utilities, Todd Carlson, Principal Manager - Fleet Asset Management at Southern California Edison, and Richard Dwornik, Fleet Manager at We Energies.

James B. Hood, Partner, The Hood Law Firm, will again address the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference. Following a well-received presentation  at EUFMC 2015 on Distracted Driving, Hood will cover “Limiting Liabilities Within Your Fleet” for attendees at the 2016 conference.

Also on the EUFMC General Session agenda:

Keynote Speaker-- Eric Pike, chairman and CEO of Pike Corporation, is a third-generation family member who has been with the company for 26 years. Pike is credited with transitioning the company from a regional family held business to an NYSE listed public company and back to a private corporation. With over 7,000 employees, Pike Corporation, which includes Pike Electric, UC Synergetic, and Power Contracting, is a leading national and international supplier of engineering, construction, and maintenance and storm restoration services for the power and communications industry.

Washington Update— A review of current legislative and regulatory issues by Pat O’Connor, (Kent & O’Connor, Inc.), Legislative Counsel, NAFA Fleet Management Association

Edison Electric Institute Update— Kellen Shefter, Manager Sustainable Technology, Edison Electric Institute (EEI) discusses the latest issues being addressed by the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies, 70 international electric companies and 270 industry suppliers and related organizations.

I N J A M-It’s Not Just About Me-- The importance of SAFETY 24/7 at work and at home will be on the agenda at EUFMC’s highly popular annual session on safety. Blinded in an accident on the job at a coal-fired power plant, this year’s speaker, Tony Crow, founder of the non-profit corporation INJAM-It’s Not Just About Me, will share humor and real-life stories about how he is living as a blind person in a sighted world.

Roundtables-- Join fleet executives and suppliers as they address common challenges by sharing best practices and by working together to find solutions.

NFL Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary will address EUFMC as the featured dinner speaker during the 2016 conference. Drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1981, Singletary became a starter in the Bears lineup in his rookie season, went on to start 172 games for the team during his 12-year career, and finished as the Bears’ first or second leading tackler each of his last 11 seasons. Selected to play in a team record 10 Pro Bowls, Singletary was All-Pro eight times, All-NFC every year from 1983 until 1991, and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1988. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998.

An annual utility equipment demonstration that features more than 60 educational and technical presentations by suppliers detailing the design features, specifications, capabilities and benefits of their latest technologies for electric utilities, and an equipment show that is the site of over 60 displays.

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