Recognize Your Champion: Nominate an Operator, Vendor Now

At the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, Pat Bowie (left) received the Professional of the Year Award in the operator category and Joe Pritchard (right) won for the vendor category. Chris Brown, executive editor of Auto Rental News (center) presented the awards. Photo by Eric Tillotson
At the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, Pat Bowie (left) received the Professional of the Year Award in the operator category and Joe Pritchard (right) won for the vendor category. Chris Brown, executive editor of Auto Rental News (center) presented the awards. Photo by Eric Tillotson

Nominations for the 2017 Auto Rental News Professional of the Year Awards are open, to be given once again at Auto Rental Summit.

For the second year, a Professional of the Year Award will be presented in the vendor category. The criteria for this award will be judged based on customer service, operations management, sales, leadership, and industry and community involvement for an associate from a vendor company to the auto rental industry.

Additionally, the award categories for operators — previously issued to an associate from a corporate, franchise, and independent location — will be bestowed on one winner from any of those categories.

“The Professional of the Year Awards honor associates who demonstrate and promote outstanding customer satisfaction and leadership,” said Chris Brown, executive editor of Auto Rental News. "We have an industry of champions. Help us to recognize them by nominating the 'unsung hero' on your team."

Click here to fill out an application for the 2017 Professional of the Year Awards for operators and vendors, view the prospectuses, and access a link to news coverage of last year’s winners. The deadline for applications is Sept. 19, 2017.

A panel of five judges will evaluate entries based on five areas of performance criteria: customer service, operations management, sales, leadership, and industry and community involvement. The judges are: Sharon Faulkner, executive director of the American Car Rental Association (ACRA); Leslie Pujo, attorney at Plave Koch PLC; Ziad Khoury, founder and president of the Frontline Performance Group; Jim Tennant, principal of The Tennant Group; and Chris Brown, executive editor of Auto Rental News.

Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the sixth annual Auto Rental Summit on Nov. 6-7, 2017 at the Hilton Miami Downtown. The winners will also be featured in an article in Auto Rental News magazine and online at www.AutoRentalNews.com.

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