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Category Archives: ACRA News

ACRA’s 3rd Annual D.C. Conference

ACRA invites all members, including associate certified vendors and car rental operators, to our 3rd Annual D.C. Conference. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see how ACRA makes a difference for the car rental industry and to experience Washington, D.C. first hand with the assistance of seasoned lobbyists.

ACRA Welcomes New Board Members

The ACRA board of directors voted unanimously for the following nominees to join the ACRA Board of Directors: Michael DeLorenzo, Monty Merrill, and William N. Plamondon, III. Mike DeLorenzo and William Plamondon are new board members and will begin serving a three year term immediately. Monty Merrill will be serving out Gil Cygler’s term until […]

Thank You and Farewell to Board Member Gil Cygler

ACRA bids farewell to Board Member Gil Cygler. Executive Director Sharon Faulkner recounts her experiences working such a trusted and valued member of the car rental community.

In Memoriam: Frank Colonna

Frank Colonna, long-standing ACRA board member and industry supporter passed away on March 30. He was the founder and owner of Triangle Rent A Car based in Raleigh, N.C, and grew his business to include 29 locations across four states.

Become an ACRA State Ambassador

As a repesentative of the car rental industry, membership in ACRA provides the opportunity to become involved in and stay informed about issues that affect you and the car rental business. ACRA strives to make a difference by creating a viable organization that represents the views of its members.

ACRA Thanks Outgoing President Barton for Service

Bob Barton, outgoing President of ACRA from 2006-2014, accepting a plaque for his service and dedication to the growth of ACRA. Joe Knight, the current President of ACRA gave the award and noted Bob’s words as displayed on the plaque: “We are our own worst enemies when we choose not to work together on legislative and taxation issues.” The entire membership of ACRA thanks Bob Barton for a job very well done.

Welcome to Board Member McKenzie Spalding

ACRA would like to welcome McKenzie Spalding with Choice Auto Rental, as our newest board member. Ms. Spalding serves as the Director of Operations for Choice Auto Rental in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. She is passionate about politics, and is active in legal and legislative issues that affect the industry in Minnesota

Vehicle Manufacturers Join ACRA

The American Car Rental Association is proud to announce that the following OEM’s have joined with ACRA to support the car rental industry: Nissan/Infiniti, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Subaru of America, Inc., Chrysler Group, LLC., Mazda, and General Motors. Our car rental companies have long been the largest purchasers of fleet vehicles in the United States and we welcome these manufacturers as our recommended fleet suppliers to our car rental members.