Fleet Management (Feb 05-06)

This program provides fleet leadership professionals an opportunity to discuss best practices, and share new processes and technologies. Participants work collaboratively to select topics that are relevant to all organizations with vehicle and equipment fleets. Addressed are strategic questions surrounding staff management, alternative fuel technology, vehicle replacement policy, the role of fleet within an organization, and tactical solutions for managing ever-changing fleet operations and administrative functions.

General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Clint Marsh, Fleet Asset Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

    • Program Location
    • San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Century Park East
    • 8680 Balboa Avenue
      San Diego, California 92123
    • Who Should Attend
      • Fleet managers
      • Fleet directors
      • Fleet administration supervisors
      • Fuel maintenance supervisors
      • All fleet professionals responsible for cost-effective fleet functions
  • Registration Options
  • Member: $349 USD
    Regular: $499 USD

    Registration prices increase $100 after January 4, 2019. Registration includes access to all Fleet Management agenda items and meeting materials. Registration also includes a networking dinner on Tuesday night as well as catered breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at the meeting. Guest tickets are available for $90 and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany a registered attendee at the event. Guest registration includes all meals and receptions, and all program materials.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Amy Nye, Program Manager at (503) 688-2794.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration + Networking

Arrive early to register and network with peers. Light refreshments will be provided.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Welcome to San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Facilitator(s): Clint Marsh, Fleet Asset Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Speaker(s): Caroline Winn, Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Our host utility will welcome us to San Diego.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Facilitator(s): Clint Marsh, Fleet Asset Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Get to know your peers with our round-robin attendee introductions. Come prepared to share a recent project, new development, or share a success story or set-back that you and your team have experienced in the last six months.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Facilitator(s): Don Ashmore, Fleet Manager, Tacoma Public Utilities, Jacob Berks, Fleet Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Dale Sevy, Manager, Fleet Services, Dominion Energy Utah

This 3-part interactive session will explore top of mind safety issues and recent projects from three utilities. We will discuss implementing proactive safety behaviors, safety equipment upgrades for vehicles, and safety and emergency management. 

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fleet Internship + Apprenticeship Programs
Speaker(s): David LaCombe, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Salt River Project, Santos Leon, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Salt River Project

Dave LaCombe and Santos Leon will be speaking about Salt River Project’s apprentice program and their experience in working with local colleges on their technician programs. Dave is on the advisory board for local colleges in the state of Arizona and guides training for the SRP Transportation Department. Santos is on the advisory board for local colleges as well as the Joint Apprenticeship Corporate Committee. Both Dave and Santos have worked with local colleges over the years to strengthen and sometimes refresh their automotive programs to create a greater pool of qualified students that potentially will become SRP employees in the future. They will also speak to the continued efforts of SRP to provide more opportunities for females in the automotive trade.

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted Networking Dinner

Join us for a hosted networking dinner sponsored by AssetWorks LLC.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Arrive early for a catered breakfast sponsored by Altec, Inc. 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Vehicle Standardization + Lead Times
Facilitator(s): Julie Gomez, T&D Supervisor, Fleet Services, Tucson Electric Power, Clint Marsh, Fleet Asset Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Julie Gomez and Clint Marsh will kick off this session by discussing current challenges with vehicle standardization and lead times at Tucson Electric Power and San Diego Gas & Electric Company. This presentation will be followed by an open roundtable discussion. Come prepared to share what your utility is doing and what successes you've had on standardizing vehicle specs and minimizing lead times.

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Manager Liability + Accident Response: Lessons Learned
Speaker(s): Thomas Patzlaff, General Services Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Thomas Patzlaff will discuss two separate LADWP accidents that resulted in a pedestrian fatality and a major physical injury. He will take us through the response, investigation, outcome, and the lessons learned as a manager and as an organization. How would your organization fare if this were to happen tomorrow? Are you and your fleet department prepared for the worst?

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fleet Electrification + Vehicle Tour
Speaker(s): Clint Marsh, Fleet Asset Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

San Diego Gas & Electric will share their progress and current initiatives on electrifying their fleet. This presentation will be followed by an outdoor tour of their electric vehicles.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

A catered lunch will be provided onsite.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Open Roundtable Discussion + Wrap Up

Ask any remaining questions that were not yet addressed and benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience in the room. We will also discuss what content should be part of future WEI Fleet Management programs as we set our sights on the next forum in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 7 + 8, 2019.

Hotel + Travel

  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (888) 236-2427 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute to receive a special rate of $169 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until January 11, 2019 or until the WEI room block is full.

Meet The Speakers

Clinton Marsh

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Fleet Asset Manager

Julie Gomez

Tucson Electric Power

T&D Supervisor, Fleet Services

Caroline Winn

San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Chief Operating Officer
Learn More

Caroline Winn is chief operating officer for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. Sempra Energy is a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services.

SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides service to 3.6 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 873,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.

Winn became chief operating officer of SDG&E in January 2017. Previously, Winn served as chief energy delivery officer, overseeing all energy delivery activities for SDG&E, including electric distribution operations and gas services, customer services, and external and state legislative affairs.

Prior to that, Winn was vice president of customer services and chief customer privacy officer overseeing all customer-related activities for SDG&E, including call centers, smart pricing program, energy efficiency, demand response and customer assistance programs, customer privacy, revenue cycle activities, electric rates and analysis, field services, corporate brand, marketing and customer communications.

Since joining the company in 1986 as an associate engineer, Winn has held a number of leadership positions with SDG&E and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas). Previously, she was director of supply chain management for both SDG&E and SoCalGas following her role as director of transmission and distribution asset management responsible for distribution planning, electric reliability, compliance management and information technology management.

Winn has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University Sacramento and is a registered professional engineer in the state of California.

Winn serves on the Management Council and board of directors of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Winn also serves on the board of directors of the Western Energy Institute and the board of advisors for the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center.

Santos Leon

Salt River Project

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

David LaCombe

Salt River Project

Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

Thomas Patzlaff

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

General Services Manager

Don Ashmore

Tacoma Public Utilities

Fleet Manager

Jacob Berks

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Fleet Manager

Dale Sevy

Dominion Energy Utah

Manager, Fleet Services