As fleet supervisor, her job duties included the event of insurance policies and processes with an emphasis on the client expertise, the administration and high quality assurance of nationwide suppliers, with an emphasis on car choice, mileage necessities, private use, upkeep administration, and gasoline.
Gail Watson, CAFM, fleet and parking providers supervisor for Nationwide Insurance coverage Co., retired from the corporate on August 18, 2021. Watson started her profession with Nationwide Insurance coverage 40 years in the past, with all however a kind of years concerned in fleet.
Her place at Nationwide Insurance coverage included managing the fleet leasing contract for 3,000 nationally dispersed automobiles with an annual spend of $38 million. Watson was additionally liable for worker parking providers. As fleet supervisor, her job duties included the event of insurance policies and processes with an emphasis on the client expertise, the administration and high quality assurance of nationwide suppliers, with an emphasis on car choice, mileage necessities, private use, upkeep administration, and gasoline.
Watson started her fleet profession when the predecessor fleet supervisor wanted a part-time administrator. In an earlier interview with Automotive Fleet, Watson described how she was employed at Nationwide Insurance coverage Co.
“I utilized and was employed to assist my boss take insurance coverage premium funds from our policyholders. My boss, I rapidly realized, was obsessed with fleet and it was fast to rub off on me. We labored collectively for 15 years and when he retired, I moved into his place. He was energetic in NAFA at each the chapter and nationwide degree, so I turned acquainted with the group very early on,” she defined.
Throughout her fleet profession, Watson prided herself on her strategy to working along with her inside prospects.
“I’ve at all times strived for consistency in administering fleet insurance policies, ensuring we’re making choices which are capable of be utilized in all circumstances,” she mentioned.
Motivation got here simple for Watson. “This trade and the position of a fleet supervisor is exclusive, and I believe as a result of every part is at all times new and totally different, it retains me intrigued. Many have requested me why I’ve stayed in my job so lengthy. The reply is straightforward—there’s at all times one thing new —new automobiles, new know-how, new individuals. It’s by no means been boring!” Watson mentioned.
Upon retirement from the fleet trade, Watson shared recommendation with these simply beginning their careers within the fleet trade: “I do know and have identified fleet professionals who excel of their jobs as a result of they’ve the fervour and have taken the initiative to coach them-selves and are closely concerned with organizations akin to NAFA and AFLA. Study all you’ll be able to, keep near your organization’s values, and attempt for originality. And most of all, keep in mind your prospects,” mentioned Watson.