2015 Professional of the Year Awards Announces Call for Entries

The 2014 Professional of the Year Awards winners (left to right) are Matt Vercollone of Verc Car Rental, Todd Foss of Grace Bay Car Rentals, Richard Wilcox of Enterprise Holdings and TJ Sammut of Bandago Van Rental. Photo by Amy Winter.
The 2014 Professional of the Year Awards winners (left to right) are Matt Vercollone of Verc Car Rental, Todd Foss of Grace Bay Car Rentals, Richard Wilcox of Enterprise Holdings and TJ Sammut of Bandago Van Rental. Photo by Amy Winter.

Have you recognized your champion yet?

It’s time to once again celebrate the unsung heroes of the auto rental industry who make a difference professionally and personally every day. Entries are being accepted for the 2015 Auto Rental News Professional of the Year Awards. The deadline for applications is Sept. 18.

Presented by American Express, the Auto Rental News Professional of the Year Awards honor associates who demonstrate and promote outstanding customer satisfaction within the car rental process from auto rental companies worldwide.

Click here to fill out an application for the 2015 Professional of the Year Awards, view the prospectus and access a link to news coverage of last year’s winners. This year, the questions have been shortened to streamline the application process.

Three winners will be named Professional of the Year — one each from the following car rental business categories: Corporate, Independent and Franchise.

“The Professional of the Year Award has become an important industry accolade,” said Chris Brown, executive editor of Auto Rental News. “With that in mind, nominating your associate for a Professional of the Year Award will enhance your associate’s investment in your company.”

The Professional of the Year trophies. Photo by Amy Winter.
The Professional of the Year trophies. Photo by Amy Winter.

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. Three winners will be named Professional of the Year — one each from the following car rental business categories: Corporate, Independent and Franchise.

Auto Rental News is pleased to announce that last year’s panel will be returning to judge the 2014 awards. The judges are: Sharon Faulkner, executive director of ACRA (American Car Rental Association); Diane J. Clancy, director of ACRISS (Association of Car Rental Industry System Standards); Leslie Pujo, attorney/owner at LaPlaca Pujo, PC; Ziad Khoury, founder and president of the Frontline Performance Group (FPG) and Chris Brown, executive editor of Auto Rental News.

Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony during the fourth annual Auto Rental Summit, Nov. 9-10, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The winners will also be featured in an article in Auto Rental News and online at www.AutoRentalNews.com.

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